Get ready to explore Madison in 2016! Our city is always offering new experiences, exhibits and opportunities. It’s difficult to take advantage of it all, but, fortunately, you’re sure to find something exciting at these museums… no matter when you visit.

Chazen Museum of Art – Affiliated with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, this is one of those brilliant community resources you shouldn’t forget. The museum is open every day of the week except Monday, and admission is free (donations are, of course, always welcome). Throughout the year, the Chazen Museum presents between 10 and 12 different exhibits to explore.

You can find the museum at 800 University Avenue. If you need more information, check the website or call (608) 263-2246.

Madison Science Museum – You may not even be aware that Madison has a science museum. It did, after all, only open its doors on October 22, 2015! At the moment, it houses six permanent exhibits, including the popular Robotics and Makers Playground that encourages interaction with robotics. The newest exhibition on display, Wisconsin Landscapes in Infrared, opened yesterday.

Looking for the Madison Science Museum? It shares space with the downtown Madison College at 211 N Carroll Street, on the sixth floor. It is closed Sundays through Tuesdays, and your best bet is to check the website for hours before heading out.

Madison Children’s Museum – Get the kids involved early and take them to the Madison Children’s Museum any day of the week except Monday. It may look more like a playground at times, but each one of the exhibits in this museum focuses on learning about the world around us.

This museum was closed for a time in January for maintenance, but has reopened with a new exhibit to tempt your little ones: Growing Crystals: The Wisconsin Crystal Growing Competition (through June 30). Adults may enjoy Adult Swimmeth: Shakespeare Edition – a celebration of sorts of the Bard’s last day on earth. It starts at 6 p.m. on April 22. Tickets for this event are $12.75 in advance and $15 the day of the event. General admission to the museum costs $7.95 for adults and children, and there is a $1 discount for seniors. Members receive free admission a part of their commitment to the museum. More information is available on the museum’s website or by calling (608) 256-6445. You will find them at 100 N Hamilton Street. 

 
 

 

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