Madison Children’s Museum upcoming events

This was going to be a quick post about tomorrow night’s Gallery Night at the Madison Children’s Museum, but then I saw that they’ve announced the date for the “Baby’s First Halloween” event and got super excited, because I had such a fun time bringing Milena to it last year! (and I’m a little saddened that my baby’s not a baby anymore).

So here’s some info on upcoming special events at the MCM:

Friday, October 1: Gallery Night & Wisconsin Book Festival

The museum is open with free admission from 6-8 pm in celebration of Gallery Night and the Wisconsin Book Festival.

The museum’s art gallery is one of several galleries featuring work by local photographers in collaboration with Photo Midwest 2010. They’ll also be celebrating the museum’s Kids Caps project, a mosaic installation with bottlecap artwork created by over 14,000 local children

Wisconsin Book Festival: Kids’ Book Extravaganza:

Josh Lewis, Boni Ashburn, and others will present interactive readings of their books. This free program for ages toddler to tween will take place in the museum’s Community Concourse. Lewis will read from “Super Chicken Nugget Boy and the Furious Fry”, and Ashburn will read from “Over at the Castle.”

Baby’s First Halloween

Presented by Madison Children’s Museum & Happy Bambino
Thursday, October 28
10 am – noon

Celebrate your baby’s first Halloween at Madison Children’s Museum! You and your baby will enjoy live music, special treats, and an outdoor costume parade. Be creative with that costume! We’ll award prizes for the Best Baby Costume, Best Pair/Family Costume, and Best Older Sibling Costume.

Children under age 1 always get in free at MCM. Regular admission prices apply for older siblings and adults. Happy Bambino members will receive buy-one, get-one-free admission. Reservations are not needed. For questions, please contact Adam at 608.354.0536.

Friday, October 29, 6 – 8:30 pm

Visit Madison Children’s Museum for its second annual Beakers & Broomsticks fundraising event. For just one night, the museum comes bubbling to life with spooky science and zany Halloween antics. Costumed little creatures and parents will also enjoy arts and crafts, and light refreshments. Kids will rock the night away with Ken Lonnquist, who will release his new Halloween CD, “Pumpkenland.”

Tickets go on sale October 1 at MadisonChildrensMuseum.org. Prices are $12 per person or $40 for a family four-pack. Children under 1 get in for free. All proceeds from Beakers & Broomsticks benefit Madison Children’s Museum. For more information, contact Adam at 608.354.0536.


Saturday, December 4, 10:30 am – 2 pm
The Madison Club
5 E. Wilson Street

Sponsored by Downtown Madison Optimist Club, Oak Park Dental, and Little Gym of Middleton and Fitchburg

It’s high tea time for Madison Children’s Museum! We’re presenting our 13th annual holiday fundraiser, Tea & Trains. Attendees say this event is a great way to get in the holiday spirit. Guests enjoy:

* A special reading by Anne Grady of Robert L. May’s Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
* A holiday high tea including hot chocolate and other delicious treats
* Conductor Joe Schappel’s private American Flyer electric train collection
* Formal holiday portraits
* Old-fashioned silhouettes
* Unique holiday crafts
* Our silent auction, with many items for the gift-savvy shopper

Look for your invitation in the mail to order tickets. They will also be available for online purchase beginning October 20. For more information, please contact Adam at 608.354.0536.

The Madison Children’s Museum is located at 100 N. Hamilton Street, Madison (256-6445).

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