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Address: 100 N Hamilton St, Madison, WI 53703-2116
Phone Number:
+1 608-256-6445
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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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Great place to take the kids!!

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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

Thank Blythe1026
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank James W
Machesney Park, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Jonathan L
Baraboo, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
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 

Thank Sloan_Matt
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 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!!!

Thank KristiZmadame
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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 

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 

Thank kristine m
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

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 19 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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