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Madison Children’s Museum offers $1 admissions to affected employees and their families in government shutdown

To help federal workers and their families cope with the government shutdown, Madison Children’s Museum will offer discounted admission to all federal workers currently furloughed or otherwise not receiving pay. … Continue reading

January 18, 2019 · 1 Comment

This Is How We Do It! From Madison To Johannesburg, South Africa

Guest post by Shiloah Coley, art programming intern at Play Africa, visitor experience intern at Madison Children’s Museum, Posse Scholar, University of Wisconsin–Madison My name is Shiloah Coley and I’m … Continue reading

December 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

She visited the museum as a child and now brings her daughter to play. Read Natalie’s story.

Madison Children’s Museum has always been a part of my life. My mom used to bring my siblings and me to the old State Street location when we were little; … Continue reading

November 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Museums and Pediatricians issue a joint “Prescription for Play”

Madison Children’s Museum joins our fellow children’s museums, pediatricians, and health care providers across Wisconsin to issue a joint call: Let the children play! Late last summer, the American Academy … Continue reading

November 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Design to Move makes taking the stairs fun

Record how many pull-ups you can do on the first floor. Practice deep breathing on floor 2. Try tree pose on the landing above 3… For employees at Madison Children’s … Continue reading

October 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

13 Days of Halloween at Madison Children’s Museum

Halloween is all about confronting what scares us, in a safe way, and playing pretend—both of which are important to kids’ growth and development. Join us for 13 days of … Continue reading

October 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

New Hotel Opens on Museum Roof — For Insects!

In Downtown Madison, the planning of a new hotel can be fraught with controversy and lengthy negotiations between the city and private builders. The issues can take years to resolve … Continue reading

September 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Building a Structure for Unstructured Play – Exhibit Design at Madison Children’s Museum

The first hint of fall is in the air, and for many families, schedules are shifting back to routines that include work, school, and often an array of extracurricular activities … Continue reading

August 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

Polling Place Exhibit 2018: Kids Vote for New Theme Days at Madison Children’s Museum

The historic election of 2016—it was a shining example of thoughtful, reasoned democracy in action… here at Madison Children’s Museum. Certainly, you remember where you were Tuesday, November 8, when … Continue reading

August 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Art Opening at the Museum: Stories as Organisms

On Wednesday, August 1, Madison Children’s Museum opens a new exhibition of artwork created through a collaboration with kids at the museum and local artist Jennika Bastian. Stories as Organisms consists … Continue reading

July 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

American Girl Benefit Sale 2018— Sunday Markdown Sale Prices & Limits List

The price list is here for the Sunday American Girl Benefit Sale Markdown Sale!   This sale features more inventory than we have seen in a decade, with dolls, accessories, … Continue reading

July 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

American Girl Benefit Sale – Live Updates!

Watch this space for LIVE updates from the 2018 American Girl Benefit Sale on Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22. (P.S. Mark your calendars — July 20-21, 2019!!!) The … Continue reading

July 20, 2018 · 1 Comment

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