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Madison Children's Museum, Madison

(4.2/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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  • Grandson was visiting for the weekend. We stopped in and he played and enjoyed all the things he could touch and see. He is 3 years old, so we stayed on the 1st level that was perfect for his age grou...  more »
  • Madison Children's Museum is an award-winning venue... one of the finest in the country. You'll marvel at the whimsy and creativity while your kids just enjoy playing and learning. Monthly themed "Adu...  more »
  • We decided to visit for my daughter's birthday and it was a lot of fun for a three-year-old. She enjoyed the giant play area with the tree and water feature. She also really enjoyed the hardware store...  more »
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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.