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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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Great place for toddlers

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Dawn B
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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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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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Thank Jonathan L
Baraboo, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Our son's soccer team had a group outing to the Madison Childrens museum and it was really a positive experience. I recommend it for kids under the age of 10. Maybe there are activities for the older kids, but the majority of the exhibits and climbing structures, etc seemed perfect for our 7 year olds. The facility is clean and... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 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!!!

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Thank KristiZmadame
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

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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Thank Gary D
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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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