Madison Children's Museum

100 N. Hamilton St.
Madison, WI 53703

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!

Cards Accepted
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  • Bus/Motorcoach Friendly:
  • Days/Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Lactation Room:
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly Business:
  • On-Site 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.
  • Price Range: Free for Members & Children under 1; General Admission $12, Seniors & Grandparents $11, Family Access Admission $1
  • Wheelchair Accessible:
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  • Disability/Senior Discount:
  • Accessible Parking Space(s):
  • Step-free or Ramp/Elevator/Lift Access:
  • Wheelchairs/Scooters Available:
  • Sensory friendly events available:
  • Sensory kits available:
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Description 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.
  • Floorplan File Floorplan File
  • Reception Capacity 600
  • Space Notes Floors may be rented individually, in combinations of floor, or the whole museum
  • Theatre Capacity 100
  • Onsite A/V Equipment
  • Banquet/Catering Managers
  • Bar Services
  • Conference Service Managers
  • Dance Floor
  • In-House Audio/Visual
  • Offsite Catering
  • Outdoor Space Available
  • Shipping/Receiving
  • Tables & Chairs Available
  • Banquet Capacity 200
  • Large floor Plan PDF Large floor Plan PDF
  • Classroom Capacity 35
First Floor
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 4795
  • Theater Capacity: 40
  • Banquet Capacity: 125
  • Reception Capacity: 200
Second Floor
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 5700
  • Theater Capacity: 60
  • Classroom Capacity: 75
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
  • Reception Capacity: 275
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 4100
  • Theater Capacity: 70
  • Classroom Capacity: 20
  • Banquet Capacity: 30
  • Reception Capacity: 175
Celebrations Classroom/Meeting Space
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 855
  • Width: 40
  • Length: 21
  • Height: 12
  • Booth Capacity: 6
  • Theater Capacity: 70
  • Classroom Capacity: 40
  • Banquet Capacity: 32
  • Reception Capacity: 100