Madison Children’s Museum: Frightful Halloween fun at Madison Children’s Museum

Contact: Cathy Christensen, 608.256.6445, ext. 539

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MADISON, Wis. (October 7, 2013) – Creep, float, or crawl on over to Madison Children’s Museum to experience Halloween excitement for all ages!

On Friday, October 25, from 2-5 p.m. visit the museum’s Downtown Madison Trick-or-Treat station at the N. Hamilton corner of Capitol Square. Help construct a giant mummy and enjoy a 3 p.m. performance of “Dig It”, an archaeological musical by MadCap. See all the scheduled activities at Stay for Beakers & Broomsticks, MCM’s annual family fundraiser!

The Museum becomes a fantasy tale on Friday, October 25, from 6-8:30 p.m. with our Beakers & Broomsticks event. This year MCM summons the science of Alice and Wonderland and invites kids and adults of all ages to take a leap down the rabbit hole. Join the Halloween celebration featuring science experiments, a Mad Hatter tea party, arts and crafts, concerts, and a host of other spooky surprises. Wear your costume and buy your tickets today ($8 per MCM Member, $10 per non-member, $5 per MCM Access member) at .

On Thursday October 31, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Madison Children’s Museum presents Baby’s First Halloween. Bring your little witches and wizards to the museum and get creative with your child’s costume! Enjoy mini-concerts at 10 and 11 a.m. in the Wildernest, a costume parade, and a photo booth with costume prizes. This event is geared towards infants and toddlers, but older siblings are welcome to attend. It’s free with museum admission for those over the age of 1, and all children under 1 get in for free.

Madison Children’s Museum: Founded in 1980, Madison Children’s Museum (MCM) is an award-winning organization whose hands-on exhibits and programs celebrate and encourage children’s imaginations and the power of play as the cornerstone of learning. MCM is a proud recipient of the 2011 National Medal for Museum Service form the Institute of Museum and Library Services. To learn more about MCM, including a fact sheet and detailed exhibit descriptions, please visit our Newsroom page. To download photos for media use, please visit our Flickr page.