Free Family Fun Night at the Madison Children’s Museum – A Remake Learning Days Celebration

Join us and make a ‘joyful noise’ at the Madison Children’s Museum’s “Free Family Fun Night” as youth, families and caregivers celebrate the fun of learning together. This free community event is part of Wisconsin’s “Remake Learning Days Festival” – a showcase of free educational activities for youth at over 60 sites across southcentral Wisconsin during the festival’s April 20-28 run.

What: “Free Family Fun Night” at the Madison Children’s Museum
Date: Thursday, April 25, 2024
Time: 4:00 – 8:00 pm
Venue: Madison Children’s Museum, 10 N. Hamilton, Madison, WI
Cost: FREE

During this free official Madison-area celebration, families will enjoy full access of the Museum and its award-winning exhibit spaces, including the Art Studio, Possible-opolis, the Wonderground and Rooftop Ramble; enjoy live music from the Forward! Marching Band and Madison Cello Ensemble, and partake in a variety of hands-on arts, crafts and science activities.

As a special treat, Master of Ceremonies 27 Storm Track Chief Meteorologist Cameron Hopman will broadcast the weather live from the Museum for the 5 and 6pm 27 News and will share his love of weather science. WKOW-27 is the Festival’s official media sponsor.

In addition to free access to the Museum offerings, nearly a dozen local organizations will be hosting hands-on Activity Tables throughout the Museum. Groove to Madison Cello Ensemble’s “Good Vibrations”; twist and shout with the Forward! Marching Band; make crafts; design your own mini museum exhibit; explore the world of worms; get crafty with animals, and more!

The following activities and organizations will provide free activities:

• Forward! Marching Band –twist and shout during the 6:30pm performance
• WI Science Festival – catch the science buzz and meet Beesly, the festival mascot
• UW Neuroscience Students Team – explore the inner world of the brain
• Lussier Family Heritage Center – get wiggly and learn about the world of worms
• Henry Vilas Zoo – explore animal friends and make your own magnet craft
• Girl Scouts of WI Badgerland – get crafty with a make and take-home art project
• Wisconsin Historical Society – design your own museum exhibit and take-home activity
• Madison Cello Ensemble – explore soothing sounds and the science of “good vibrations”
• Play games, make music, learn about programs and so much more!

The public is invited to drop in anytime during event hours to enjoy the festivities and hands-on activities.

The Madison Children’s Museum event is one of over 250 free and low-cost, family-friendly events featured in the nonprofit Remake Learning Days Festival throughout Southcentral Wisconsin. Explore a search-friendly list of over 250 free and low-cost activities featured in the Festival at

The “Remake Learning Days” Festival is part of a global movement to showcase the many excellent ways families and youth can joyfully learn together in our community.

“Remake Learning Days supports parents and caregivers in the vital work they are doing to guide and grow with their children,” says WI Festival Coordinator, Kathe Crowley Conn. “These events connect them to fresh experiences and exciting resources right in the community.”

Since its origins in southwest Pennsylvania in 2016, Remake Learning Days has become an unparalleled celebration of learning, leading the way in collaborative instruction. The festival has hosted more than 3,800 events across the U.S. for pre-K through high-school learners, reaching over 225,000 families.

Support for Wisconsin’s Remake Learning Days Festival is provided by The Kohler Foundation, Innovation Center Stoughton, Office Evolution-Madison Arboretum, WKOW-TV and local supporters. For more information, visit

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Madison Children's Museum
100 N. Hamilton Street
Madison, WI 53711