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Madison Children's Museum

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Address: 100 N. Hamilton Street, Madison, WI 53703
Phone Number: +1 608-256-6445
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Activities: Leisure education
Description: The new Madison Children’s Museum is an award-winning destination for fun...
The new Madison Children’s Museum is an award-winning destination for fun family activities and hands-on learning! Visit our inventive city of Possible-opolis for ages 6 and up, and our four-season Rooftop Ramble, with animals and gardens. Kids under 5 have a place of their own in the Wildernest, a global village made with natural, local materials.There’s always something new to do at Madison Children’s Museum, where our mission is to connect children with their family, their community, and the world beyond through discovery learning and creative play.
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Good place for kids

My 2 grandsons have an annual membership there. They still enjoy going a couple times the month. They know their way around and have their favorite areas.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

My 2 grandsons have an annual membership there. They still enjoy going a couple times the month. They know their way around and have their favorite areas.

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Green Bay, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Visited with 4 yr old granddaughter and 7 yr old grandson. Fun time by all, but more suited for 4 yr old. Very nicely done, would highly recommend. A little hard to find, street address hard to locate. Easier to find if you know it is right at the Capitol Square.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

If you have children and are looking for a special outings give it a visit. If you live here and go there alot, you find that you'd like them to change it up more often (to keep the adults' attention too)...very special place overall.

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Wautoma, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

My 9 yr old daughter didn't really care for it. My 3 yr old son really just liked the robotic moving car. I thought they had a really nice art and craft area, and a really nice toddler area with a water play station. They have a small gift shop and cafe.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We went to this museum with a large age range of children, 2.5-16. We managed to keep the wee one entertained & the 16 year old had enough fun to not be embarrassed by us. The majority of the museum is fairly interactive and it appeared to have rotating activities in some areas. Excellent little teaching garden on the roof... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a very nice place that keeps young children busy for hours. Multiple level complex, with many hands on activities for the children. My daughter's favorite was the art room- painting on windows and playing with clay. It's a great half day activity with young children, ages 8 and below.

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Lewisville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

grandkids loved this place. spent hours there. expensive for gift shop, but overall, wonderful place to spend hours.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a wonderful and fun place for the whole family. We have a membership here and it's completely worth it. The under 5 area is really well laid out and fun for our kids. There are two main floors plus the lovely roof and outdoor obstacle area. The kids are occupied for hours. The eating area is a bit... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Inredible fun museum, only problem we had was at the front desk. We are members of another Children's Museum and get free entrance to other Museums (namely this one). We were told no ( and treated very rudely by the young lady at the counter. We asked for change to pay the parking meters outside (the credit cards were not... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I attended a birthday party for my friend's one year old. What a great place! The room for the birthday party was great. We didn't make it through the whole museum, but we will be back. This place is huge and we look forward to exploring the whole thing!

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