Madison Children's Museum, Madison

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#2 of 13 in Childrens Museums in Wisconsin
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  • August 12, 2017
    I'm a bit of a fanatic about children's museums. We visit them all over North America. The amount of love and scientific understanding and pure joy that this museum takes in nurturing children is obvi...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    we love going to the Madison Children's museum there are tons of things for kids of all ages to do. The price is good and becoming a member you get lots of extras and uses out of it. recommend for any...  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    My grandson loves this museum so much that I gave him a season's pass...it is amazing and well worth your time!!!  more »
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  • June 25, 2017
    One of the best children's museums in the country- I have been to many. The museum is full of incredibly creative and unique spaces that cater to kids. The kindergarten and younger area is nothing short of magical, the art studio is amazing, and the nature center/garden on the roof is wonderful, just to name a few of our favorite parts. We visited in winter and they had made an ice rink in the garden area, complete with crates of helmets and adjustable ice skates. I was also told they have carrier pigeons which deliver pen pal letters between the museum and local schools. The amount of caring and creativity that goes into this place make it a model children's museum.
  • June 27, 2017
    Hosted our daughters birthday party here and it was great! We got there a little early and since there wasn't anything booked for the room prior they let us set up early. I had the last minute idea to put paper on the tables for the kids to draw on and asked the staff if it would be possible. 5 minutes later staff had taped the paper to the tables, had crayons ready to go, and even put our decorations back on the table. The cake from their caterers was awesome. They even boxed up the leftovers for us. Our package included kid beverages- they had high quality apple cider! They kept our stuff behind the desk until the kids were done playing. Because you only book the party room for an hour we did cake and present first. It works out awesome doing it this way as the kids all got the chance to burn off the sugar. All in all, it was a fun and stress free day. We defiantly plan on having more parties here.
  • June 1, 2017
    This was a pretty cool place, but I am not sure I would pay for an annual membership to this children's museum. This is a four-story building, but only the first two stories are for kids. During our visit, half of the second story was closed down, so maybe I will update this post to a 5 star, when we visit again. I loved the crafts and the 4 and under area downstairs rocked, but I have a 4 and 8 year old. So...do I allow my 8 year old to play in the 4 and under area or go upstairs to the 4 and up area. So then we went to the crafts area, where they could both paint on the windows and make crafts. That was awesome! Otherwise, it is not like other Children's Museums, it is more like an arts & craft children's museum. It is a great children's museum!
  • February 23, 2017
    My son and I are visiting from out of town and I know we were both a bit eager to finally do some sightseeing. I brought him to this museum where we spent 4 hours! He's 12 months and very mobile, so it was very nice to have a space for such a small wee one to play without being trampled by the larger kids. The first floor has a section for 0-5 years, which is were he had the most fun. The other areas of the museum is just as interactive and accommodating for small children, but you of course, should still watch and engage in play along with them. I'm in town for 2 weeks, and we will most certainly come back. The cost is $7.95 for 12 months and up.
  • July 2, 2017
    Exhibits change occasionally but they have an amazing arts and crafts room that is generally free. More for children 6 or 8 and up. Not many toddler activities.

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