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Madison Children's Museum, Madison

(4.2/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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  • Wonderful attraction with activities for all ages. Very cute museum with friendly staff and fun things to do! 
  • 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 pr...  more »
  • 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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  • One of the best children's museums for kids 4-9 or so. The best parts are the pinball machines, giant indoor slides and for me the rooftop garden. There is also arts and crafts that some kids gravitate towards. Well intention-ed institution though not sure why they have adult parties and even weddings there sometimes. I think it is best for children who like to run around when the weather is bad outside.
  • If you have small people in your family, this is THE place to be. There are lots of activities and learning experiences here, including painting on glass with provided aprons, a moving space ship with steering wheels, an enormous indoor climbing cage and slide, baby areas, a quiet room for calming down and/or nursing, a while rooftop garden with chickens, and much more. Everything is pretty childproofed. There is a cafĂ© on the first floor which is a tad expensive, but the food selections are kid-friendly (cheese pizza, yogurt, carrots and ranch, quick breads, etc.) You can also bring in your own food and drink to eat in the dining area. There is a convenient parking ramp next to the building if the spots immediately next to it are full. There is a membership fee, but it should be noted that there are steep discounts for families of children with IEP's or other financial hardships.
  • I've never been so weirded out by a place made for kids. I imagine being on an acid trip would look a lot like this museum...very odd place. There is an area for 5 and under that's underwhelming, and the upstairs is for older kids or maybe better understood by adults. It reminded me of a hippy steampunk tree fort and for $8 per person (even for our 2 year old), our 30min stay was not worth even one admission. Having been to children's museums in multiple cities and states, I can't figure out why the good reviews.
  • This is such a fun place to go with kids. Also a great place to go with Girl Scout troops because of the classes they have there.
  • Great place for a tourist stop while you are visiting the state capital or the area. We had lots of simple, fun, and learning activities inside and outside. - you can build an art project or water plants - you can study electronic sounds or play make believe in a full sized kitchen Overall its worth the price of admission and the memories.