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Address: 100 N Hamilton St, Madison, WI 53703-2116
Phone Number: +1 608-256-6445
09:30 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The Madison Children's Museum is an award-winning destination for fun...

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.

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Awesome museum!

We visited here for the first time, with our 4 yr old grandson. It is a truly awesome place! So much to do!! There is even a little snackbar. Love this museum!!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here for the first time, with our 4 yr old grandson. It is a truly awesome place! So much to do!! There is even a little snackbar. Love this museum!!!

Thank KristiZmadame
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our 8yo granddaughter loved her visit to the Madison Children's Museum. She was pretty tired for a visit to the Vilas Zoo and the Capitol building which she frankly got bored with VERY quickly. This stop brought her back to life and she was disappointed that closing time limited our stay to about two and a half hours. From the... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our young grandson to the Madison Children's Museum on a day he had off school. We covered every square inch of each floor that is filled with educational & interesting stations. The staff is friendly and able to offer great advice as this was our first visit. It got quite busy & crowded as the day went on... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right in the heart of the Capitol Square. Our 5 year old grandson always begs to go whenever we're near downtown Madison. Plenty of interactive things for him to do and the rooftop is amazing. This past Sunday was nice weather so he got to run around the gardens up there and interact with the friendly chickens. Parking can be... More 

Thank Jack F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We went two days in a row and my active two year old had a blast. We were able to use our membership card from the Boston Children's Museum to go for free which was an extra bonus, though the prices are very reasonable. Don't miss the chickens on the roof!

Thank Laura G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Unique love the location right across from State Capital. Use of roof top very cool! Better than the one we have in our city & really didn't cause that much either! Nice little cafe inside to sit down & have a good (organic) treat after exploring.

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

The thing that makes this such a unique children's museum, is that there is something for children from age one to 12. The collaborative art work with my 7 year old grand daughter was incredible. My 4 year old grand son couldn't get enough of the wheels to turn and watching the steel balls move. If you want to enjoy... More 

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Eloy, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We attended a wedding reception at the museum so we got to play around with everything. As an adult, I had a fun time on all of the various activities. It was like a giant playground! The activities are both educational as well as offer exercise, there is a roof top garden, and multiple animals and plants throughout.

Thank DynamicFly
Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We held our company holiday party here earlier this year. The space is unique and in a great location for those who want to meet up with others before or after a company event. The seating was a bit awkward, but I can't really say anything negative.

Thank 1234CUTraveler
Waterloo, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I take my kindergarteners here every year and they really enjoy the many interactive displays plus the live animals on the rooftop.

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