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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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Hours:
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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This place was so fun!

My 7 year old loved everything about this museum, especially the gardens on the roof! So many things for kids of all ages and adults too. Love the hands on learning and self... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My 7 year old loved everything about this museum, especially the gardens on the roof! So many things for kids of all ages and adults too. Love the hands on learning and self directed play areas.

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Rice Lake, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We only walked by it, but what a great place! So much to see and do there for children. And adults to I'm sure!

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Hawthorne, United States
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Enjoyable; a lot of different areas for kids to enjoy. Grandpa enjoyed playing with the machines that drop steel balls down the tracks. Like playing with a pinball machine where you can't lose.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Wonderful. . My Granddaughter had fun. Lots of things to keep a very busy child occupied. Clean and family friendly.

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Hobart, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Great for smaller children. My older nine year old became a little bored. Good educational content with art and music.

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Mentor, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We went here on a chilly rainy day since we had run out of indoor activities to keep us busy during a week in the Dells. My six and three year old daughters had a fabulous day! We got a great deal on Groupon and it was worth every penny. I know there are bigger and more glamorous children's museums... More 

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Dairyland, USA
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74 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Love the museum at any age. Not only are there specific offering for kids and adults, adults can have plenty of fun while there with the kids. My most recent trip was participating in a baking/decorating contest. The atmosphere was perfect for such an event and the kids were wide eyed at the displays. The offerings in the museum are... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Kids loved having the ability to roam through the exhibits during the rehearsal dinner. The cocktail hour was on the rooftop with a view of the capitol!

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PlayatMCM, Communications Coordinator at Madison Children's Museum, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed the rehearsal - we think our Rooftop offers one of the best views in town! Come back again soon! More 

Portage, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We took our Grandkids there in January, when there isn't much to do !!!! They never stopped having fun, it was hard for us to keep up with them. They never got bored and if one thing became clear this is going on our list with the other Grandkids . Super Fun In January

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PlayatMCM, Communications Coordinator at Madison Children's Museum, responded to this review

We're glad to hear your grandkids had fun - sounds like you did too! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Get here early on the weekends! It's not too bad when it opens at 9:30 but gets busy quickly after that. Some nice exhibits and a great area for smaller children and toddlers. For our kids, 2 hours is enough. A nice variety of activities. For adults check out "adult swim" nights.

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PlayatMCM, Communications Coordinator at Madison Children's Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback! You are right - weekends can get crowded. We also recommend the last few hours before close if you are looking for a quieter visit. Hope to see you again soon! More 

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Additional Information about Madison Children's Museum

Address: Address: 100 N. Hamilton Street, Madison, WI 53703
Phone Number: +1 608-256-6445
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 7

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