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Madison Children's Museum

100 N. Hamilton Street, Madison, WI 53703
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Ranked #18 of 52 Attractions in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

My family has fun! My children are teens and was disappointed there wasn't anything geared for their ages.They took those lemons and made lemonade and decided to bring out the little kid in them and we all had fun, ha! The adults gave us weird stares but we expected that from here. Too many uptight adults.Btw, unruly and unsupervised children... More

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Madison, WI
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16 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We are members of the museum, and go there often. It is good for a visit, but doesn't compare in breadth or depth to many other ones we've been to. The Urb garden on the roof is a jewel - the plants are beautiful, they have live chickens, and often have baby animals like chicks or mice in the clubhouse.... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Based on a family recommendation we took our kids and g-kids to the Madison Children's Museum. Immediately the 8 and 10 yr old granddaughters were fascinated with the water feature/game near the entrance. The 8 yr old had success with the water and balls. The roof offers and incredible sculpture, chickens, rats, pigeons, and a fabulous view of the Capitol... More

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Hartland, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

As part of a weekend family trip to Madison we visited the Madison Children's Museum after a morning of enjoying the Madison Farmer's Market around the capital square. The kids enjoyed 3 floors of hands on fun. Kids and adults will enjoy this experience which has adults and kids being active with mechanical and stimulating activities. The facility is clean... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a gem in Madison! There are a wide array of activities for all ages, and interests. Lots of great hands on experiences and room for kids to explore! The rooftop garden is lovely and has spectacular views of Madison overlooking the lake. The only down fall, is it can get busy and crowded on weekends. There is the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We go to a lot of children's museums - could probably write an international guide book now. This one had a good layout and the kids were entertained throughout. My daughter was thoroughly entertained by helping feed the rats eggs from the rooftop pigeon coop. Also they do re-creations of old time activities like candle making and butter churning. Good... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My 9 year old loves this place. Right in the heart of the city. Walk State Street (See as many weirdos as you can in a one mile stretch), then go let your kids run around in a world class children's museum. The water feature at the entrance is my 9 year old's favorite.

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mequon, wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We visited the children's museum with my 7 year old granddaughter who has been there before and my little 1 year old grandson. This place just keeps getting better! Visiting in the summer there were m any outside water activities that the kids really enjoyed, my grandson had to torn away, literally. I live in Milwaukee and we have an... More

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houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We had a great time withn our three and five year old grand children as well as the four and eight year old grand children of my brother in law. All four kids found a different favorite activity and all four wanted to return the next day which we gladly did. Highly recommended for great fun and a super well... More

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Ripon, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The kids and I were so excited to check out this museum. We arrived after 12:30pm on a Wednesday. The water features were turned off for the day, the log cabin was closing, and most of the activities had ended. There was plenty of staff around, so I am not sure why these things were closed. The kids played on... More

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