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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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Top Rate Kids Museum for all Ages

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Wautoma, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is perfect for a few hours with children, and you can easily spend three to four hours here. There are food options and lots to keep a child's attention, from crafts to climbing displays, from play kitchens to a piano to space machines. Bring a camera, because kids absolutely love the freedom they are given with the many, many... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Madison Children's Museum has become a definite boon for us and our kids. My daughter really enjoys running around and finding different toys to play with as well as gawking at the various and random bric a brac in the play areas. Getting a membership is absolutely worth the price, especially if you plan on visiting multiple times a... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This isn't a quiet, contemplative museum. This is a place to get involved, whether it be weaving in the art room, meeting the chickens in the rooftop garden, admiring the recycletopian paradise out back, or churning butter at the historical log cabin, carefully rebuilt and landscaped to look like Madison from the early days of the settlement. If you have... More 

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Additional Information about Madison Children's Museum

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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