Madison Children's Museum

  • 100 N. Hamilton St.
  • Madison, WI 53703
  • Phone: 608-256-6445
  • Fax: (608) 256-3226

With one-of-a-kind interactive exhibits, daily activities, and year-round special events, there is always something to do at Madison Children's Museum. Come see where children, newborn through age 12, bring grown-ups for a day of play!



  • Family Friendly
  • Gift Shop
  • Food Available


  • Days/Hours: Monday-Sunday 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
  • Price Range: Free for Members & Children under 1; General Admission $9, Seniors $8, $1 Access Admissions
  • Wheelchair Accessibility
  • Lactation Room
  • Onsite Parking Details: There are two parking ramps located within easy walking distance of the museum. The Capitol Square North Garage at 218 W. Mifflin St., and the ULI Dayton/Pinckney Ramp at N. Pinckney and East Dayton Streets. Visitors who park in the ULI Dayton/Pinckney Ramp at N. Pinckney and E. Dayton streets Monday to Friday can get a discounted parking voucher at the front desk.

Cards Accepted

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • Visa


  • Downtown

Maker Space

STEAM Station

Brain Builders

Music with Junebug

Taste of Tech: 3D Pens

Taste of Tech: Virtual Reality

Early Explorers Playgroup

Lily Pad Theater

Weekend Wonders

Exploration Stations


Sensory-Friendly Night

Plants & Seeds

Meeting Facility

  • Theatre Capacity: 100
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
  • Classroom Capacity: 35
  • Reception Capacity: 600
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Make your event come alive at Madison Children’s Museum. Our award-winning space provides floors of built-in fun for large celebrations and a lively selection of smaller spaces for intimate events. MCM’s planning specialists can assist in the details to make any gathering a creative and memorable event. Spaces include floors 1, 2, or Rooftop as well as a separate meeting space. Event hours must be before or after the museum is open to the public, 7–9 a.m. or 6–11 p.m. For evening events, one additional hour of time may be added to extend event until midnight at a pro-rated rate. Clients are required to use MCM preferred caterers for all food and beverage. Please note that caterering costs for all food and beverages include a set royalty fee for the museum to help support exhibits and education programs.

Floors may be rented individually, in combinations of floor, or the whole museum

Floorplan: View Floorplan

Large Floorplan: View Floorplan

Meeting Facility Rooms

Room Name SqFt. Dimensions Ceiling Theater Classroom Banquet Reception
First Floor 4,795 X 40 0 125 200
Second Floor 5,700 X 60 75 200 275
Rooftop 4,100 X 70 20 30 175
Celebrations Classroom/Meeting Space 855 40 X 21 12 70 40 32 100