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Address: 100 N Hamilton St, Madison, WI 53703-2116
Phone Number:
+1 608-256-6445
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09:30 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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This visit stirred our imaginations! They were constantly having special classes or presentations going on. Everyone was so helpful and kind. There was something for everyone! My... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This visit stirred our imaginations! They were constantly having special classes or presentations going on. Everyone was so helpful and kind. There was something for everyone! My kids age between 3-6. Tons of hands on experiences.

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East Troy, Wisconsin
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39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to 6 children's museums in the midwest with our 2 boys, and Madison's... isn't bad. Definitely friendly staff, creative ideas, good layout; the design of the Wildernest is particularly intriguing. But for the cost and size of the building, there wasn't as much to DO, compared to other museums we've visited! Also, a few exhibits were either not... More 

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Thank Austin B
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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319 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our two grand children always want to go here in the winter. There is so much creative things for kids to do. Also areas for them to run and walk to burn off energy. The wall activities are terrific. So much for a wide range of ages. Yes you can buy food and drinks there. You need a minimum of... More 

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Thank Delmar M
Adams, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This childrens museum is fantastic, one of the best we have visited. Very clean, staff is very friendly. The rooftop is gorgeous, lots of fun plants and chickens, yes chickens.... Highly recommended.

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Thank Sheena F
Phillips, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Great for children one and up. Very busy on Saturdays but everyone was very kind and courteous. Large coat area for diaper bags and even strollers. Small dining area with tables and some food options but you could also bring in a small snack to add. Are children loved it, we were there 3 hours.

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Thank Samantha L
Lodi
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Grandson was visiting for the weekend. We stopped in and he played and enjoyed all the things he could touch and see. He is 3 years old, so we stayed on the 1st level that was perfect for his age group.

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Thank KimPLodi
Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Madison Children's Museum is an award-winning venue... one of the finest in the country. You'll marvel at the whimsy and creativity while your kids just enjoy playing and learning. Monthly themed "Adult Swims" allow grown ups to play also. These ticketed events raise funds for the museum and are 21+, as beer is available for purchase.

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Thank smiller1232015
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We decided to visit for my daughter's birthday and it was a lot of fun for a three-year-old. She enjoyed the giant play area with the tree and water feature. She also really enjoyed the hardware store feature near the entrance- she played there the longest! The food play area could be really neat and engaging, but there wasn't a... More 

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Thank Dawn B
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We took the kids here for a visit to Madison. The little ones in our group had an absolute blast but the older kids were bored rather quickly. It's geared more for kids under 10. Our 9 and under kids loved it and although the older ones were "bored" they still had fun playing with the little ones. Get there... More 

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Thank Dave F
Cedar Grove, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We were there for four hours. Our three-year-old granddaughter never stopped. Grandpa hadn't played pong or pinball in years. Good for us, we hit it on a quite day. Friendly staff and good mac & cheese at the lunch area.

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