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Madison Children's Museum

100 N Hamilton St, Madison, WI 53703-2116
+1 608-256-6445
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Awesome if you're a tot

I remember this place being SOOOOO amazing when I was a child. I also think they moved it. Either... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jacirae
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Madison, Wisconsin
This place is great!

My husband, 2 year old son, and I have been here twice and love it! On the roof top they have a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jessicams25
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Janesville, 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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“older kids” (16 reviews)
“hamster wheel” (12 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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+1 608-256-6445
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"older kids"
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"hamster wheel"
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"all ages"
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"art area"
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"water play"
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"age group"
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"climbing structure"
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"rooftop garden"
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"fun playing"
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"pay phone"
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"live animals"
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"grandson loves"
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"year olds"
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"lots of fun"
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"four hours"
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"great for kids"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I remember this place being SOOOOO amazing when I was a child. I also think they moved it. Either way I tried bringing my nieces here and they didn't have much fun. Maybe that had to do with the fact that kids do more with...More

Thank Jacirae
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, 2 year old son, and I have been here twice and love it! On the roof top they have a green house, chickens, a rabbit, and variety of reptiles. On the second floor they have a dedication to Frank Loyd Wright, a huge...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was here over a year ago and had to report a staff member who was talking about about nuclear war in regard to cockroaches to my young three and four-year-olds. I called, complained, and was actually given a free pass which I surrendered because...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were over from the UK visiting family. What a fantastic place to take kids. So much to do - our granddaughter loved the water play station. My brother and I loved the pinball machine. What a pity there isn't an adults only day! We...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

My 2.5 year old and 10 month old had a great time exploring. After traveling so much, it was nice to be in a kid friendly place and not to have to worry about restraining them in museums and non-kid friendly spaces. I loved the...More

Thank Rebecca Z
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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

I have been to several children's museums, aquiriums, and play centers across this great country. I have seen the best thier is to offer and I would have to say that Madison's museum fell extremely short in my opinion. For as great of a state...More

Thank XLsDADDY
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

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.

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

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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