My family loves to visit children’s museums. I’ve tried to visit all the ones near me and we always seek one out when we’re on vacation. In Illinois alone, we’ve been to the one in Oak Lawn, Rockford, Naperville, Champaign, and Glenview. We hope to hit them all in the coming years too! This time, we decided to venture a couple of hours away from home to visit the Madison Children’s Museum in Madison, WI. It’s only a little over two hours from my house – and it’s totally worth the drive.
Let’s be honest – any kid would love a trip to a children’s museum. Some of the exhibits at the Madison Children’s Museum, though, make this one of our favorites. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.
Controlling the water.
Climbing the Wildernest.
And running across the Wildernest.
Transporting the veggies at the Wildernest.
Painting on the windows at the Art Studio.
Rearranging the magnets on the refrigerator.
Admiring the sculpture on the Rooftop Ramble.
Climbing the hay bales on the Rooftop Ramble.
Ahoy matey! Hoisting the pirate flag.
Nice view of the Capitol Building from the Rooftop Ramble.
And no children’s museum visit would be complete without a trip to the train table. Notice the building in the center?
As you can see, there’s lots of fun to be had at the Madison Children’s Museum in Wisconsin. They are open Tues – Sun 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. plus the last Monday of each month. As of April 2014, admission for both adults & children is $7.95.
When’s the last time your kids enjoyed a children’s museum?
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