10 Museums to Visit in the Madison, WI Area

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The Madison Children’s Museum is likely the most thought of museum that comes to mind for those who have children in the Madison area. But did you know there are lots of great museums to explore? Including two more children’s museums right here in the area and others that are also family-friendly.

Madison Children’s Museum | 100 N Hamilton St, Madison, WI

A museum that contains exhibits on the arts, sciences, history, culture, health, and civic engagement. In addition, they have a ‘Wonderground‘ area or rooftop playground which is fun year-round!

Explore Children’s Museum | 1433 W Main St, Sun Prairie, WI

Explore Children’s Museum offers guided play, where the child directs the play in a setting that is carefully constructed with educational goals in mind.

Black Earth Children’s Museum | 1131 Mills St, Black Earth, WI

One of the only “small-town” children’s museums in the nation, the Black Earth Children’s Museum (BECM) is a unique and enriching place that inspires discovery, creativity and community!

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art – MMoCA | 227 State St, Madison, WI

MMoCA is dedicated to exhibiting, collecting, and preserving modern and contemporary art.

Chazen Museum of ArtChazen Museum of Art | 800 University Ave, Madison, WI

Free campus art museum offering rotating exhibits from a collection of 20,000 works.

Wisconsin Veterans Museum | 30 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum, located on Capitol Square, is dedicated to telling the stories of the veterans of the state of Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Historical Museum | 30 N Carroll St, Madison, WI

The Wisconsin Historical Museum is located on the Capitol Square. The museum, which features information about the history of Wisconsin, is operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society.

University of Wisconsin Geology Museum | 1215 W Dayton St, Madison, WI

The UW–Madison Geology Museum is a geology and paleontology museum housed in Weeks Hall, in the southwest part of the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus. The museum’s main undertakings are exhibits, outreach to the public, and research.

Wisconsin Science Museum | 2300 S Park St, Madison, WI 

The Wisconsin Science Museum celebrates the incredible science, technology and biotech discoveries in Wisconsin that helped change the world.

National Mustard Museum | 7477 Hubbard Ave, Middleton, WI

Kitschy museum & shop with more than 5,500 mustards on display & hundreds at the tasting bar.

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