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Address: 100 N Hamilton St, Madison, WI 53703-2116
Phone Number: 6082566445
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Marseilles, Illinois
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Marseilles, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Mrsesp1
Stoughton, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Cindy N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!!

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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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Gearhart, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

We visited Madison for a week and everyone kept telling us to check it out. I was skeptical because my daughter is only 13 months old and has just barley learned to walk, so I wasn't convinced she'd get much out of it. I was pleasantly surprised that she did find a fair number of things to entertain her-- more... More 

Thank Leslie319
De Pere, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

The museum is definitely geared towards ages 0-9. The huge playpark downstairsis for 0-5 years and the hamster wheel and playground on the second floor is geared to probably 6-9 years old. *Educators get a discount*

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

The Madison Children's Museum is a great place to take the kids when in Madison. It is a multi-level museum with indoor and outdoor displays and activity centers. There are many and diverse activities which should satisfy the inquisitive, interactive, active, and thoughtful sides of most kids. The price of admission is reasonable although adults must pay an admission fee... More 

Thank travelinman018
Ames, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

I went here during spring break with my 7 and 8.5 year old sons. There was a really cool section at the entrance that was restricted to 5 and under that they were disappointed to miss out on. But they had a great time in the rest of the museum. It had lots of interactive exhibits. They really like getting... More 

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