Madison Children's Museum

Museum · Downtown Madison
100 N Hamilton St, Madison, WI 53703, United States
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  • Tue–Sun
    • 9:30 AM–5:00 PM
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    "beer and enjoy the hamster wheel!"(3 Tips)
    Matthew Simon C.
    "Check out the rooftop garden -- when we visited, there were little baby..."(3 Tips)
    McKenzie S.
    "Views of Madison + live chickens are great!"(2 Tips)
    Parents Magazine
    "chicken eggs"(3 Tips)
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  • Matthew T.

    The membership is one of the best deals out there!

    Matthew Taub · 1 week ago
  • Ally M.

    It's even fun for the older children/adults

    Ally M · December 20, 2015
  • Frank D.

    Great staff.

    Frank DiBraccio · July 31, 2015
  • Ally M.

    A little small, but kids will love it.

    Ally M · July 22, 2015
  • Alexander S.

    Such a cool place, especially for adult events like the one I attended!

    Alexander Smith · May 11, 2015
  • Corinne

    LEED Gold certified building... They used a TON of recycled pieces when building exhibits

    Corinne · November 23, 2014
  • jena s.

    The roof top is awesome.

    jena sebald · November 15, 2014
  • Rhonda K.

    We love this place. :-)

    Rhonda Kubehl · April 23, 2014
  • Laura E.

    Very impressed! Much nicer and less chaotic than the Chicago children's museum!!

    Laura Ellis · February 23, 2014
  • Doug C.

    Just have fun!

    Doug Cvetkovich · January 4, 2014
  • Eric B.

    We take the kids (3 & 6 yo) here often. They love this place, especially the rooftop area and the human hamster wheel.

    Eric Breidel · December 2, 2013
  • Ben M.

    Nice place but probably suited more for the younger kids.

    Ben Murray · November 2, 2013
  • Sarrina P.

    They have a great 5 and under area

    Sarrina Phoenix · September 28, 2013
  • Corinne

    MCM hosts monthly themed Adult Swim nights- grab a beer and enjoy the hamster wheel!

    Corinne · July 16, 2013
  • Gemma C.

    If you have a membership, think about stopping in @4pm on a summer afternoon. We do this often in June-August---it's the perfect amount of time to see it all, grab an ice cream and head home.

    Gemma Callahan · March 29, 2013
  • Paul C

    Fun Fun Fun for young and old

    Paul C · March 20, 2013
  • Phil B.

    Lots of very cool, hands-on experiences!!!

    Phil Berndt · March 18, 2013
  • Rachel C.

    Lots of fun choices on activities!! Loved the crows nest on the roof !!

    Rachel Coartney · October 25, 2012
  • Wisconsin Science Festival

    The Madison Children's Museum is hosting several events during the Wisconsin Science Festival Sept. 27-30.

    Wisconsin Science Festival · September 13, 2012
  • Courtney D.

    Voted Madison's Favorite Museum, Chilrens Activity, and Spot to go on a rainy day by Isthmus readers!

    Courtney Drury · August 23, 2012
  • Nicole A.

    Military families get in free memorial day to labor day w/ ID!!

    Nicole Albers · June 24, 2012
  • Adam S.

    Great place to take your 4-6,7 year old to have a fun time. Also a parking ramp is just across the street from MCM which is great!

    Adam Schoenemann · May 25, 2012
  • Nathan N.

    Bring extra clothes if your kids play in the water room!

    Nathan Nehmer · March 11, 2012
  • Darren P.

    Amazing fun for the kids. Worth every penny of the membership!

    Darren Port · February 26, 2012
  • Jessa M.

    Go in the shadow room

    Jessa Moore · December 31, 2011
  • Derek G.

    Make sure to visit the rooftop garden and you might see some chickens.

    Derek Gebler · September 9, 2011
  • Wisconsin Science Festival

    The Madison Children's Museum is hosting the Wisconsin Science Festival Sept. 22-25 #wiscifest

    Wisconsin Science Festival · September 8, 2011
  • McKenzie S.

    The rooftop gardens are worth the ticket price. Views of Madison + live chickens are great!

    McKenzie Swisshelm · July 25, 2011
  • Meg

    Make sure your child is wearing clothes that can get messy! Also, bring an extra pair in case they get wet. :)

    Meg · July 17, 2011
  • Parents Magazine

    Teach your kids about nature and let them plant flowers, collect chicken eggs, play in tree houses, and play on local natural materials.

    Parents Magazine · July 15, 2011
  • Nicolle M.

    Great museum, but the construction around it and crowd is a deterrent.

    Nicolle Mueller · June 11, 2011
  • Matthew Simon C.

    Check out the rooftop garden -- when we visited, there were little baby chicks walking around that kids could feed and pet.

    Matthew Simon Cavalletto · May 29, 2011
  • Lindsey D.

    Paint on the windows, run in an adult-sized hamster wheel and savor delicious views of the Capitol from the rooftop play area.

    Lindsey Decker · February 23, 2011
  • Dan R.

    Human sized gerbil wheel!

    Dan Ross · February 11, 2011
  • Christopher F.

    Mon and Tue are the slowest days weekends can get busy if its bad weather or events..parking is usually fine

    Christopher Feyrer · December 30, 2010
  • Staci W.

    Very cool place!! Great fun for the kids.

    Staci Willems · August 26, 2010
  • Mike R.

    It's pretty awesome.

    Mike Ross · August 15, 2010

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