Madison Children's Museum, Madison

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#3 of 16 in Childrens Museums in Wisconsin
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  • There is a rich variety of exhibits and rooms activity oriented. Lots of hands on attractions.I don't think a kid will be bored. Once a month they offer a "Senior Swim" where adults can come and play....  more »
  • We currently have a membership here. The employees are always very helpful and we enjoy our experience. There is a lot of things for my toddler to do and explore. Would definitely recommend!  more »
  • Such a great space to let the kids run around and explore. Go to the rooftop garden. Very cool space with amazing views of city, lakes, Capital.  more »
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  • Took our six month old here the other day and had a great time. His eyes were popping out of his head the whole time. Its definitely geared more towards the mobility inclined children/older children, but it can be a fun learning experience for all. The roof top was the best part. No spoilers, you'll have to check it out yourself.
  • There are some great interactive areas, and I like that they rotate out some exhibits. The rooftop area is wonderful! A downside is that as compared to other Children's Museums I've been to, this one has very few options for kids under 3, just one area that while decent, doesn't have much variety. I went to one in another city and they had a full open play room with soft building blocks, kids "grocery" store and gymnastics-style play mats. Another perk: adults only events that are really fun!
  • Museum is pretty great, but it's closed a lot. Staff is surprisingly rude for a children's museum. You show your membership on the way in and they stamp your hand. I have never been approached by staff subsequently to verify legitimacy. However, my wife has been asked to prove her membership twice after already doing so when she came in. I am a white English speaker while my wife is not white and prefers to speak Spanish. You do the math.
  • We LOVE this place! There's never a dull visit here and our daughter comes home exhausted! (Yay!) Almost everything is interactive and there's almost no age range that's left out. At three years old my daughter can do almost everything. For a slightly older child this place is heaven. From natural habitats to climbing to the the science of water, light, c shadows, electronics, natural and man made wonders as well as areas devoted to allowing children to explore their artistic and creative sides interactively there is literally everything to do here. Rainy days here are perfect because she gets the same workout she does playing outside and interacts with other children as well. We are never ever disappointed here. đź’™
  • Such a great place for kids. Lots of variety between structured and unstructured play. There are stations for art and construction, and places to explore natural features on the roof. Lots of good buttons and knobs for little ones, and some more exhibit-style areas for older kids. And there’s Roman Candle pizza for lunch!
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