Our fall visiting hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., plus the last Monday of each month. Join us for Halloween fun this weekend!

Museum Hours: Tues-Sun 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM, plus last Monday of each month.

Our fall visiting hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., plus the last Monday of each month. Join us for Halloween fun this weekend!

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Museum Hours: Tues-Sun 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM, plus last Monday of each month.

Benefits & Levels

Every member family enjoys a full year of unlimited museum admission, plus other great benefits, including:

Join or renew your membership online now, or download and return the Membership Registration Form.

Level Benefits
Dual—$90
  • Unlimited free admission for two designated individuals
Family—$125
Family Plus—$150
Circle for Children
—$250 & up
  • Unlimited free admission for six designated individuals
  • Admits two additional guests per visit; one designated member must be present
  • 50% off general admission for up to six at nationwide reciprocating children’s museums
  • Admission and/or benefits at any Association of Science-Technology Center
  • Two (2) MCM one-time family guest passes for four
  • Recognition in the MCM Annual Report
  • Annual recognition in the MCM Newsletter, Possible-opolis™ Press

Reciprocal Membership Benefits

Family, Family Plus, and Circle of Children memberships include benefit programs that provide free or discounted admission to participating museums across the country. Our reciprocal partners are those in the Association of Science and Technology Centers’ (ASTC) Travel Passport Program and the Association of Children’s Museums.

Click the links above before your next trip to see if your membership qualifies for free or reduced admission!


Discounted MCM Memberships

MCM is for everyone, so we offer a variety of discounted memberships for corporations, childcare providers, and families who receive public assistance.

Corporate Memberships

Reward employees, entertain clients, and connect with community partners with an MCM corporate membership. Discover all the fun your colleagues and their families can have at MCM by contacting our offices at 608.354.0537.

Childcare Provider Memberships

Have little ones in your care? They’ll love regular visits to Madison Children’s Museum with memberships for in-home childcare providers, day care centers, and preschools. To see if your group qualifies, fill out a Childcare Provider Registration Form.

     Child Care Provider Membership ($95)

  • Unlimited free weekday admission for up to two adults and eight children
  • Subscription to MCM newsletter
  • Discounts for birthday parties, special programs, and classes
  • A one-time MCM family pass to share with friends
  • Pre-sale and discounted ticket purchasing opportunities for live local performances

     Classroom Membership ($175): For qualified day care centers and preschools

  • Unlimited free weekday admission for named teacher(s) and up to 7 chaperones and 25 children total
  • Subscription to quarterly MCM newsletter
  • Discounts at downtown restaurants

Family Access Memberships

Annual subsidized Family Access memberships are available for $10, $20, or $40 per year to families utilizing public assistance programs. These discounted rates are made possible by community donations to the Access for Everyone campaign.

These memberships are available at the museum front desk, or by mailing a completed Membership Registration Form with payment and proof of public assistance of one of the following or other programs. Families able to pay a little more will allow us to serve more in need.

  • WIC
  • Head Start
  • Free or reduced school lunch
  • Birth to 3
  • SSDI
  • Fostercare
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • IEP
  • Quest/Foodshare

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