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Madison Children's Museum

100 N Hamilton St, Madison, WI 53703-2116
+1 608-256-6445
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There is a rich variety of exhibits and rooms activity oriented. Lots of hands on attractions.I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
billfeeny
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Madison, Wisconsin
Fun place for kids!

We currently have a membership here. The employees are always very helpful and we enjoy our... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
vachaan
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Madison, Wisconsin
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The Madison Children's Museum is an award-winning destination for fun family activities and hands-on learning! Visit our inventive city of Possible-opolis for ages 6 and up, and our four-season Rooftop Ramble, with animals and gardens. Kids under 5 have a place of their own in the Wildernest, a global village made with natural, local materials.There's always something new to do at Madison Children's Museum, where our mission is to connect children with their family, their community, and the world beyond through discovery learning and creative play.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“older kids” (16 reviews)
“hamster wheel” (11 reviews)
“all ages” (26 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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100 N Hamilton St, Madison, WI 53703-2116
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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. I've never seen any swimming.

Thank billfeeny
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

Thank vachaan
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

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.

Thank WilliamsWI
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Both the kids and the parents loved our visit to the children's museum! A lot to keep the kids busy. We especially enjoyed the view and gardens on the rooftop!

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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

I'm from the area and have been to the museum many times with my children. We went this time on a Friday afternoon and I was disappointed in some of the activities. The art room and rooftop closed at 4:30--we got there at 4. I...More

Thank Sara D
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

They always have something interesting in my opinion. Good for kids and great for the kid in the adult. There are the shows and you have to check to know what is going on. Terrific staff.

Thank billfeeny
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Hadn't been here for years and my kids are probably getting a little old (10 & 15), but we still had fun exploring. Culture, limited science, general play, and of course, chickens. Some of the displays are showing their age, but I think there's a...More

Thank HappOlson
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

This Childrens Museum will keep your kids entertained for hours. Weather they are playing with the spaceship or up on the terrace with the animals, there is something for every age group.

Thank Deb A
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

The top of the building boasts a great view of the water and buildings below. There are live animals and plants for the kids to explore on the roof. Inside there are several levels for kids to explore science and art related activities.

Thank carma292002
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Perfect place for kids ages 10 and under to get lots of hands on exposure to science and art. Very reasonable prices compared to other museums we have been to.

Thank Kelly F
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