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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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Hartland, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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78 reviews 78 reviews
11 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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
14 helpful votes 14 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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23 reviews 23 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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