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Madison Children's Museum

100 N. Hamilton Street, Madison, WI 53703
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Ranked #17 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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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
11 helpful votes 11 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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19 reviews 19 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
49 helpful votes 49 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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