Madison Children's Museum

Address: 100 North Hamilton Street
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-256-6445

Mission:

Madison Children’s Museum connects children with their families, their communities, and the world beyond through discovery learning and creative play.

History:

Early childhood specialists founded Madison Children’s Museum in 1980. Volunteers oversaw traveling exhibits and a temporary home at the Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters, until the popular program found a home in a warehouse on West Washington Ave, followed by a move to 100 State Street in 1991.

Expansion began again in 2005 when MCM acquired a $5 million, five-story building through the generosity of W. Jerome Frautschi. Renovation joined innovation with a $10 million capital campaign highlighting recycled materials, local builders, and a rooftop garden. Through these efforts, MCM has become a national leader in museum practices.

Our Hamilton Street facility opened its doors in August 2010, serving a bigger audience in a learning playground emphasizing art, science, history, culture, health, and civic engagement.

Recent News

  • Summer Camps 2015

    Schedule:Sheep-to-Shawl Camp (SOLD OUT)Note: This camp is full; registration has closed. In this five-day camp, students of all ages will learn how to process raw wool: wash, card, and dye it. They can use their roving to spin yarn for knitting or crochet, or needle felt a p...

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  • Winter Wonder Week

    Schedule Of EventsMonday, January 2, 2012Ice Harvesting: 10:30–11:30 a.m.Learn about the process for harvesting ice during the winter and why it was so important for pioneers. Free with museum admissionLocation: Log CabinRecycled Rope Making: 1pm – 3pmJoin us for a demon...

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