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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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Tue - Sun 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Great for kids under 10, Adult nights too!

Ever wanted to find out what it felt like to power a human sized gerbil wheel? Want to draw on a wall with light? Want to climb high and go down a one story slide that looks like... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Comelona10
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ever wanted to find out what it felt like to power a human sized gerbil wheel? Want to draw on a wall with light? Want to climb high and go down a one story slide that looks like a dragon? The MCM is for you and your kids. The art room has a glass wall that kids can paint on,... More 

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WI
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52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our kids - 15 down to 5 - all enjoyed it here. We were able to use our membership from an ASTC center that we have at home to allow us to visit here for free while our oldest visited the UW-Madison campus. We went on a Saturday right after they opened and it definitely got busy fast. Will visit... More 

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Thank HavekKidsWillTravel
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32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The children's museum offers a unique opportunity to have a child do many activities in a concentrated time. Also the interaction with some animals and learning opportunities are great. Our 6 year old grandson always enjoys going to the museum.

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Thank Vernon M
Port Said, Egypt
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Took my daughters here on a very cold day in February. There was a lot of things for all of them to do, even my oldest who is 10. It was crowded but still a lot of fun. Very easy to access and the staff are great. Definitely will return.

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Thank Gamila S
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We have visited this museum many times - every time my daughter goes here she finds another exciting thing to explore. They haven't changed up any of their exhibits for years - but she still has fun!

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Thank Bass719
Madison, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I am a nanny and loved taking my little guy to this museum. They are always offering classes and coming up with new ways to engage with the children! Love this museum! A must see in Madison with kids!

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Thank CleverLulu02
Almond, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Our 2 yr. old had endless fun here this afternoon. 3 floors of stuff to do, top floor is outside. We also got a Living Social deal on admission. I can see how it could be crowded on a Saturday or rainy day.

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Thank Lbwornell
Madison, WI
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We went to the museum in October on a Monday. I think it was a great day to go as it was not overly busy and my grandson was able to get around to see and do everything he wanted. He definitely had some favorite things to do, which he kept going back to do. We spent about three hours... More 

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Thank TripsMadison
Rockford, Illinois
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174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

There is something for people of all ages in this museum. So even if you are an adult it is worth stopping and taking a look.

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Thank AJLIllinois
Paris, France
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

This place is surprisingly fun... and not just for kids. Plenty to see and do. I didn't spend enough time there to see it's entirety. There are so many wonderful things to stimulate and motivate little brains. Definitely worth a go.

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