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Madison Children's Museum

100 N. Hamilton Street, Madison, WI 53703
6082566445
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Ranked #18 of 48 attractions in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: The new Madison Children’s Museum is an award-winning destination for fun family activities and hands-on learning! Visit our inventive city of... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I've been to other children's museums in different city that are much better. This one was very dumb and totally not worth it. There wasn't enough stuff to do and some of the activity were closed. My kids had fun painting on the windows and that was it. I didn't like it compared to Appleton, Green Bay, Sheboygan, and Milwaukee.... More

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Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We have visited this museum once in their previous location and twice at their new location and it's always an adventure. Even though out kids have played at various exhibits they find new meaning each time and the staff that runs the art area is fantastic.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Fantastically creative venue! There was so much to do for all. I especially loved the fact that they covered all educational components - science, math, art, agriculture etc in their interactive play exhibits.

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Hurley, Wisconsin
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71 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We took our kids to the Madison Children's Museum for the second time and the kids had a wonderful time. We would certainly go back again. It seems as though there is something for everyone and the kids spent 3.5 hours here. We certainly appreciated this and we enjoyed our time very much. Thanks to the wonderful staff!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

We took our 9, 12 and 14 year old here and we only spent a half hour there. Nothing to do for kids over the age of five. The rooftop was closed when we there. Used our EAA membership to get in free and we were glad we didn't have to pay. Took our kids to the State Capitol across... More

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

My visit to this museum was actually for a bar mitzvah. The whole place, especially when there are less people, is really fun. Even adults can mess around, and little kids have a blast.

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Madison, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The toddler in our group, along with his entourage of eight adults enjoyed our afternoon at this small museum. The exhibits are very creatively designed, including a two story climbing structure and slide that looks like it's right out of a Dr. Seuss book. It's definitely geared toward the younger age range, but we all had fun. We plan to... More

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Used our museum family pass that gives free admission. Spent several hours but was busy due to winterfest crowd.

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Rockford, Illinois, United States
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We go to this Museum once or twice a year, just to get out of our town and do something different. This museum is about an 1hr 20mns form us. This is not a very big Childrens Museum. You'll spend about 2 to 2 1/2hrs there. We fill it's just enough to keep the kids busy then we go do... More

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Stoughton, Wisconsin, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

If your child is aged 5 to 8, take them to Madison Children's Museum. If they are younger or older, you're going to walk away feeling like you spent WAY too much money for what you got. Don't get me wrong, it's cool; but kid outside of the age group mentioned will quickly lose interest.

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