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“The museum was our happy place during a dark time.” Read Sandy’s story.

When Sandy’s daughter Shannon became ill, the museum was a refuge for Sandy and her granddaughter Charlotte. Read their story below. The Madison Children’s Museum will always have a special … Continue reading

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Celebrating 100 Years of the Wisconsin State Capitol Building at Madison Children’s Museum

Madison Children’s Museum is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Wisconsin State Capitol with a series of seasonal events and kids’ workshops. The museum’s participation in this event is in … Continue reading

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Safely View the Eclipse with Your Kids

The upcoming eclipse of the sun, which will be visible over Madison on Monday, August 21 from 11:50 a.m. to 2:37 p.m., is creating nationwide excitement. This is the first … Continue reading

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American Girl Benefit Sale Price List for Saturday, July 22

The price list is here for our American Girl Benefit Sale!  The sale warehouse is bursting at the seams with dolls and accessories — and we’ve got the major items … Continue reading

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Beyond Red, White, and Blue

July is for more than just red, white, and blue. This month we have several colorful (and we mean that literally) programs coming up soon which will inspire the artistic … Continue reading

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Big Door, Little Door

By Joyce Hemphill (Queen of Play) On a recent visit to the Children’s Museum I overheard the following conversation: Child: “Mom! I have a joke for you. Why is there … Continue reading

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Baby’s First Museum

What MCM Has to Offer Our Youngest Members by Gabriella Gerhardt, Development Officer This summer, Madison Children’s Museum is thrilled to launch a new initiative to give free memberships to … Continue reading

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Learn From Nature

By Joyce Hemphill (Queen of Play) My young neighbor was telling me about a nature walk she took with her mom. They set out looking for ‘signs of spring.’ They … Continue reading

November 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Repetition and Play

By Joyce Hemphill (Queen of Play) I was chatting with a first year nanny who is caring for two young children; the oldest will be starting kindergarten in the fall. … Continue reading

August 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Benefit Sale Sunday Discount List

The list below contains the Sunday Markdown Sale discounts, which are further reductions from Saturday prices.  Many other items, including clothing, books, and accessories are still available and are priced … Continue reading

July 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

First-Time Parent Program—Test-Group Closed, Full Program Launches Mid-August 

It took just four days for us to fill our beta test group for the First-Time Parent Membership, and we are so excited to have so many eager new families with us!
Registration for this test group is now closed, we will reopen registration when the program officially launches in mid-August. 

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Small World

By Joyce Hemphill (Queen of Play) I was talking with a friend recently about the Museum’s new Get Small: Miniatures, Dolls & Houses from the Museum’s Collection exhibit. She herself was … Continue reading

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