4726 E. Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53704
Phone: (608) 241-4171
Fax: (608) 241-1715
Arts & Museums
The Madison Children's Museum is a top destination for families in Madison. The museums features many popular, educational exhibits, many of which are interactive. In addition, the museum also hosts special programs and events, not just for kids but for adults as well.
Opened in 1901 as the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum is opposite the State Capitol and a must visit for those interested in history. This educational museum gives an insight to the state's veterans role in various wars across different ages through interesting exhibits and displays. More than 3000 comprehensive items are displayed that gives a glimpse of a part of history.
A day would not suffice to browse through over 110,000 historical and 400,000 archaeological artifacts in the Wisconsin Historical Museum. Attracting artists, researchers, students, families, authors, collectors and a melange of visitors, this place boasts collections spanning across anthropology, military life, household life, politics, business and more. Make sure to attend any of their exciting events like the walks. Although there is no admission charge, suggested donations apply.
Opened in 2006 and designed by the renowned Cesar Pelli, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art or MMoCA as called by the people of Madison is perhaps the biggest artistic space in the city at 51,000 square feet. Some features include the rooftop sculpture garden, lecture halls, childrens rooms, a research space and more. Weddings receptions and corporate events can be hosted here, while a rich educative program for kids and adults makes this museum a sure winner with all. Admission free and most events are free. Check website for more information on exhibits and upcoming exhibitions.
Like most other museums, the aim of the Chazen Museum of Art is also to collect, preserve and exhibit works of art. Playing a crucial role in the visual art scene of Madison city, the museum boasts an exciting and extensive permanent collection consisting of old photographs, lithographs, drawings, paintings, sculptures and more. Check the site for more information on events and exhibitions coming up.
Often listed amongst the strangest museums in United States, National Mustard Museum in Mount Horeb, WI is privately owned by Barry Levenson. Now a local celebrity, Levenson started collecting the condiment in 1986 and has ever since amassed over 5,300 variety of mustard. Open everyday between 10a and 5p, the National Mustard Museum also features a gift shop where you can sample some of the rarest type of the dressing. Apart from this they also have a mail order retail service in place for those interested.
Previously home to the Stoughton Universalist Church, this beautiful Greek Revival building now operates as the Stoughton Historical Museum. The museum focuses to display the culture and history of this area through their exhibits. Open on Sundays, this quaint history museum can get you well acquainted with the times that have passed in Stoughton.
Sterling North Home and Museum is the restored childhood home of its namesake author who was best known for his children's book, Rascal. Adorned with period decor, the house was the setting of his classic book. It also features many family photos and artifacts. The home was in neglect for several years before it was renovated by a local non profit organization who wanted to preserve the historic house. It opened its doors in 1997 and welcomes everyone on Sunday afternoons from April to December.