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Madison Children's Museum

100 N Hamilton St, Madison, WI 53703-2116
+1 608-256-6445
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Brilliant

We were over from the UK visiting family. What a fantastic place to take kids. So much to do - our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jolyn52
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Creative space with great atmosphere

My 2.5 year old and 10 month old had a great time exploring. After traveling so much, it was nice... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2018
Rebecca Z
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“older kids” (16 reviews)
“hamster wheel” (12 reviews)
“all ages” (26 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
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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"grandson loves"
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"lots of fun"
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 17 March 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 28 February 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

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

There is a rich variety of exhibits and rooms activity oriented. Lots of hands on attractions.I don't think a kid will be bored. Once a month they offer a "Senior Swim" where adults can come and play. I've never seen any swimming.

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Reviewed 20 January 2018

We currently have a membership here. The employees are always very helpful and we enjoy our experience. There is a lot of things for my toddler to do and explore. Would definitely recommend!

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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
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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!

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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
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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
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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

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