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Madison Children's Museum

100 N Hamilton St, Madison, WI 53703-2116
+1 608-256-6445
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Nonstop fun and exploring for all ages!

My 11, 8, and 5 year olds had a blast exploring this highly interactive and innovative children's... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
EvergreenCOmom
Lovely for Children and families

Highly hands on and interactive learning museum for children. Keeps them active and occupied. Lots... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Madison737
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Madison, Wisconsin
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The 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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“older kids” (16 reviews)
“hamster wheel” (12 reviews)
“water room” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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100 N Hamilton St, Madison, WI 53703-2116
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+1 608-256-6445
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My 11, 8, and 5 year olds had a blast exploring this highly interactive and innovative children's museum. It's high candy for kids and adults alike from the moment you walk in and see the 5 and under Wildernest area on the lower level while...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Highly hands on and interactive learning museum for children. Keeps them active and occupied. Lots of different exhibit areas. Food available inside for those moments when you need to restore.

Thank Madison737
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for a couple of hours on a road trip that took us through Madison so the kids (almost 6 years old and 20 months old) could get out of the car for a while. Both kids loved it, and there was a variety...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Both 6 and 2 yr old loved this place, you are allowed to carry food inside and have it at cafeteria. Our favorite is the paint section.

Thank Krishna C
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Reviewed May 9, 2018

I remember this place being SOOOOO amazing when I was a child. I also think they moved it. Either way I tried bringing my nieces here and they didn't have much fun. Maybe that had to do with the fact that kids do more with...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

My husband, 2 year old son, and I have been here twice and love it! On the roof top they have a green house, chickens, a rabbit, and variety of reptiles. On the second floor they have a dedication to Frank Loyd Wright, a huge...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

I was here over a year ago and had to report a staff member who was talking about about nuclear war in regard to cockroaches to my young three and four-year-olds. I called, complained, and was actually given a free pass which I surrendered because...More

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Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

We were over from the UK visiting family. What a fantastic place to take kids. So much to do - our granddaughter loved the water play station. My brother and I loved the pinball machine. What a pity there isn't an adults only day! We...More

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Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

My 2.5 year old and 10 month old had a great time exploring. After traveling so much, it was nice to be in a kid friendly place and not to have to worry about restraining them in museums and non-kid friendly spaces. I loved the...More

Thank Rebecca Z
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Reviewed February 28, 2018 via mobile

I have been to several children's museums, aquiriums, and play centers across this great country. I have seen the best thier is to offer and I would have to say that Madison's museum fell extremely short in my opinion. For as great of a state...More

Thank XLsDADDY
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