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Address: 100 N Hamilton St, Madison, WI 53703-2116
Phone Number: 6082566445
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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 place to take the kiddos downtown Madison

I recently took my cousin and her little ones here and they LOVED it! Just like my guys did when they were younger. It's not huge, but very well done! The favorite was the rooftop... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Heather M
Glenview, Illinois
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Glenview, Illinois
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I recently took my cousin and her little ones here and they LOVED it! Just like my guys did when they were younger. It's not huge, but very well done! The favorite was the rooftop garden with gorgeous views of the city & capital along with chickens, pigeons, & fish. Such a fun place to visit with kids!

Thank Heather M
Redondo Beach, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 2-year old had to be torn away. She spent most of her time playing with the dollhouse and painting on the glass wall. She also liked the water room and measured until we distracted her with something else. She explored all of the different rooms.

Thank nextjordan
United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much to see and touch here. Our grandchildren love it, and we love bringing them. Especially enjoy the garden and area on the top of the building. Very educational and lots of fun at a reasonable price.

1 Thank gr8passage
Roscoe, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've brought my daughter and friends a few times. Very cool place, with tons of activities for any age. The roof is particularly cool, and not to be missed. And they offer reciprocity with other children's museums, so bring your membership card if you're a member at a museum in another city!

1 Thank Dumpyryan
Marseilles, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

A group of 5 of us went here, this included myself a grandma, 2 daughters with grandaughters age 7 and 12. Truly we all had a very good time. Parking was a bit of a challenge but it was worth the visit. I would say many of the exhibits were geared to children up to age 10 or so but... More 

1 Thank Mrsesp1
Stoughton, Wisconsin, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Very pricey admission in my opinion, although it's worth it for an occasional treat. Children over the age of ten might be bored.

1 Thank Cindy N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

My baby is 11 months old and she loved it. I was worried because the children's museum in my hometown is very limited and certainly doesn't have anything for things my child's age. The first thing we did when we went was let her go down the slide and then it was off to the water room to let her... More 

Thank Frances G
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We went every year after they moved to the new location until a year ago when my family finally hit the teen years. For kids though it is a fantastic museum. The staff are also very helpful and friendly. A must visit in madison for kids!!

1 Thank MadDiner
Milton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This place is really for all ages. Something to do for everyone. Things seem to change alot, so even if you have been to it once, it will be different the next time you go. So many interactive things to do and create.

Thank threegirlsmomWI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We took our 5 year old and 2 year old here recently. Overall, we are happy we went and the boys had fun. We would take them back. With that being said, I felt the admission price was a little high. While not a huge place, there are a number of cool things for the kids to play with. But... More 

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