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Madison Children's Museum

100 N Hamilton St, Madison, WI 53703-2116
+1 608-256-6445
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All age kids will love it

Such a great space to let the kids run around and explore. Go to the rooftop garden. Very cool... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
A great place!

Both the kids and the parents loved our visit to the children's museum! A lot to keep the kids... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“older kids” (16 reviews)
“hamster wheel” (11 reviews)
“all ages” (26 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
100 N Hamilton St, Madison, WI 53703-2116
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Such a great space to let the kids run around and explore. Go to the rooftop garden. Very cool space with amazing views of city, lakes, Capital.

Thank WilliamsWI
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Both the kids and the parents loved our visit to the children's museum! A lot to keep the kids busy. We especially enjoyed the view and gardens on the rooftop!

Thank Badger_State_of_Mind
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

I'm from the area and have been to the museum many times with my children. We went this time on a Friday afternoon and I was disappointed in some of the activities. The art room and rooftop closed at 4:30--we got there at 4. I...More

Thank Sara D
Reviewed 3 October 2017

They always have something interesting in my opinion. Good for kids and great for the kid in the adult. There are the shows and you have to check to know what is going on. Terrific staff.

Thank billfeeny
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Hadn't been here for years and my kids are probably getting a little old (10 & 15), but we still had fun exploring. Culture, limited science, general play, and of course, chickens. Some of the displays are showing their age, but I think there's a...More

Thank HappOlson
Reviewed 21 September 2017

This Childrens Museum will keep your kids entertained for hours. Weather they are playing with the spaceship or up on the terrace with the animals, there is something for every age group.

Thank Deb A
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The top of the building boasts a great view of the water and buildings below. There are live animals and plants for the kids to explore on the roof. Inside there are several levels for kids to explore science and art related activities.

Thank carma292002
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Perfect place for kids ages 10 and under to get lots of hands on exposure to science and art. Very reasonable prices compared to other museums we have been to.

Thank Kelly F
Reviewed 26 August 2017

This is probably the most hands-on museum I have seen, so the kids will find plenty to entertain and teach them. There is both whimsy and artistry in all aspects of the design which will delight the adults as well. They had to kick us...More

Thank amygilbert777
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Some local friends recommended the museum for our almost-two-year-old. We had a great time. She probably would enjoy it more if she was a couple of years older, but there were fun things for her to do. The price was also very reasonable (about $21...More

Thank BertDC
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