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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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Rooftop

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Sheena F
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Adams, Wisconsin
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Adams, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Phillips, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Lodi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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70 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Ed A
Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Wonderful attraction with activities for all ages. Very cute museum with friendly staff and fun things to do!

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We have been visiting kid's museums since our son was two. This one was very good, but we should have gone years ago. At nine, there was little to interest him. This museum would be ideal for those probably seven or under. It has an incredible area for those 2 to 5 years old. An okay floor for those who... More 

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Thank James W
Machesney Park, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

What a great place to let your kids play. I highly recommend a membership of you live near by. It's a fun healthy and creative outlet for all kids. The range of kids I saw were 6 months- 12 years.

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