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Madison Children's Museum

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100 N Hamilton St, Madison, WI 53703-2116
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Dr. Max X. wrote a review Sep 2020
Palomas, Mexico2 contributions3 helpful votes
Although it was recommended to us that we not venture to this dangerous, abandoned area, we went down to see for ourselves. This museum is boarded up and closed. Very disappointing.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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flyeaa wrote a review Dec 2019
Milwaukee, Wisconsin406 contributions121 helpful votes
We have come here frequently over the past few years, at least twice each year. Keeps my 11, 8, and 6 year olds busy for several hours. This last time they each brought a friend and all their friends loved it--they didn't want to leave after 5 hours there! Only thing that needs to change is the snack/lunch area. This was the 1st time we didn't pack a lunch and I wish we would have. The guy working it was so rude to everyone we saw walk up and order, including young children. This is not the place for him. The food isn't that great to begin with but on top of being rude, we just flops your plate down where it either is about to fall off or in one case, the mac & cheese fell off the plate and partially on the floor. Then he was disgusted that happened and acted like it was the customer's fault. Please replace him!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Tayla W wrote a review Dec 2019
Destin, Florida9 contributions5 helpful votes
We used the trip advisor coupon and a family of four was $35 but don’t think I would have paid full price. Nothing really interactive more like a big indoor playground. Baby dolls and dress up & art station but my 8 year old seemed bored.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from FEdwardsMiller, Communication Coordinator at Madison Children's Museum
Responded Dec 18, 2019
Thank you for coming to the museum. If you're looking for interactive activities, I'd suggest you give our daily programs a try. They're included with the cost of admission and are more complicated and hands-on than the passive activities (building materials, the paint wall, clay play, lego wall) that are available all the time. You can see the full schedule of upcoming programs on our website: https://madisonchildrensmuseum.org/events/ We also have monthly "theme days" with even more special activities that might appeal to your eight-year-old. I hope you'll give us another try when you're in town.
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rebecca d wrote a review Nov 2019
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The museum is great for children! My son had so much fun, he could of stayed all day! However the cafe is terrible! Bring your own food to eat lunch. It wasn't expensive, but the quality was terrible.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from FEdwardsMiller, Public Relations Manager at Madison Children's Museum
Responded Dec 18, 2019
Thanks for coming to Madison Children's Museum and I'm so glad you had a great time at the museum. I hope you and your son can visit again soon. Like you said he could have played all day, and we're always adding new little things and doing different programs so each visit it's just a little bit different. I'll pass your feedback about the cafe onto our partners at the Roman Candle who run it. But yes, you can bring outside food in, and there are a lot of great places to choose from nearby. I personally really like the corned beef at Gotham Bagles right around the block. And of course, there's the Great Dane a few blocks north, which is one of the best kid-friendly sit-down restaurants downtown. Come again soon and tell us what you think!
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Anita T wrote a review Nov 2019
Madison, Wisconsin, United States26 contributions3 helpful votes
Several times per year, MCM provides an evening called Adult Swim with themes to go play! This place is full of innovative, highly visual, and fun activities.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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