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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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mequon, wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The Madison Children's Museum is nice, and for what is there, they have done a very good job, but the place is small... and only a handful of activities. My kids, ages 5 and 7, enjoyed it, but they were done with everything in no time. So, for $30-some dollars for two adults and two kids... it's not the greatest... More

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Santiago, Chile
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The museum is one of the best places to go in Madison if you have small children and want to keep them busy for a morning. Our 2 and 3.5 yr olds had a blast. The couldn't believe they were allowed to play with water in all its forms, to paint on windows and make a mess and to press... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

If this is your first or only Children's Museum, it really is fun and filled with great activities but if you have been to others, you will be disappointed. We normally budget two hours but end up spending double that at these fun filled museums. Our children, ages 5 and 10, were ready to go after an hour at this... More

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Jennifer Lanham
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We got a Groupon for reduced entry and loved every minute. There were so many things to engage and entertain the children - from climbing and sliding to creating Lego masterpieces. The museum has been carefully planned and laid out with children in mind, and fully utilises the space. Make sure you get to the roof to enjoy the rooftop... More

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Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I had a ton of fun with my toddler! Everything is hands on and they have a lot of activities for all ages. It was a bit expensive to get in, but since we don't go that often I thought it was worth it. The cafe inside was a nice spot to have lunch and you can carry in your... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I took my nephews (9,6,4) when visiting from Charlotte.. they reluctantly went, but we had to drag them out after a couple hours. They loved it! and even we adults had fun and learned too!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Cute museum, little treehouse climbing area on first floor, hands on area 2nd floor, rooftop is pretty w baby chicks and a rock/stream area, awesome views fun little outing yes it's small compared to like a Chicago museum but its Madison! After you can walk near the Capitol, get ice cream, take in the views or hit the Farmers Market... More

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