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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

August 16, 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

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

July 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

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

July 13, 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. 

June 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

April 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

March 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

November 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Welcome! From the Queen of Play

Hello! This is Joyce Hemphill and I will be a regular guest blogger for Madison Children’s Museum. Since 2001, I have been an active part of the museum’s community of supporters … Continue reading

June 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Behind the Scenes of MCM; Our Commitment to Access for Everyone

By Deborah Gilpin MCM president and CEO “I support MCM because I believe the museum isn’t just nice to have in our community, it is necessary. The future of our community … Continue reading

April 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Samuel’s year of growth: an Access Member story

By Gabriella Gerhardt, Membership Manager Photos by Patrick Gerhardt When Sara and Kevin welcomed baby Samuel, their first-born, family and fellow parents had lots of advice: Many recommended visiting Madison Children’s … Continue reading

April 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

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