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Madison Children's Museum

100 N Hamilton St, Madison, WI 53703-2116
+1 608-256-6445
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Great for younger children

The children's museum is very nice and they change exhibits from time to time. The museum seems... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Madison, Wisconsin
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Fun for the little ones

We got a membership last September and I would say we are getting our monies worth. My four year... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Renee T
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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” (15 reviews)
“hamster wheel” (10 reviews)
“all ages” (23 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
100 N Hamilton St, Madison, WI 53703-2116
+1 608-256-6445
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The children's museum is very nice and they change exhibits from time to time. The museum seems targeted for children under maybe 8. I have 3 kids under 5 and they could go back everyday. The membership is probably worth it if you go twice...More

Thank rochambe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got a membership last September and I would say we are getting our monies worth. My four year old loves going to the museum and has a blast every time. Lots of little kid centered activities. Huge indoor jungle gym to clim and slide...More

Thank Renee T
Reviewed 29 April 2017

My son and nephew did not want to leave! Multiple floors with just tons and tons of things for kids to do!

Thank Brittney F
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I was here for a work event, but will definitely visit again and bring my children. The museum is very, very small, compared to some other children's museums. But is does have some activities which would be fun for the kids.

Thank 2010MM
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Especially on the second or third day of a grandchild visit, when searching for more things to do instead of plopping them in front of the television, this place is just wonderful. There are so many imaginative things for ages from about a year to...More

Thank WisconsinDeb
Reviewed 21 April 2017 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.

Thank 864kaylas
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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...More

Thank Austin B
Reviewed 29 March 2017

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...More

Thank Delmar M
Reviewed 21 March 2017

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.

Thank Sheena F
Reviewed 19 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...More

Thank Samantha L
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