The museum’s focus on sustainability was cited as a positive example in the academic text, “Making Children’s Environments RED.”
View our sustainability commitment in action through this video, produced by StoryBridge.tv for Madison Gas & Electric:
At Madison Children’s Museum we focus on children, including their future. We are committed to being a sustainable organization, balancing economic, social, and environmental factors to help ensure that we meet our present needs, while enabling future generations to meet their needs. We empower and equip children to actively shape the world they will inherit.
As educational and community leaders, we will:
- integrate the principles of sustainability into all major business decisions
- seek strategic collaborations
- evaluate and reduce the environmental impacts of our operations
- design and develop our products, services, and materials with the long-term health of our children and community in mind
Give today to help us further our sustainability commitment. Special thanks to the 2010-2011 Great Green Fund donors for helping establish this initiative:
American Transmission Company
Goodwill Industries of South Central Wisconsin, Inc.
The Kresge Foundation
Madison Gas & Electric Company
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Underground Food Collective
Wells Fargo Bank
Wisconsin Environmental Education Board
We offer free Green Building Tours on the third Thursday of the month at 5 p.m. These tours highlight the museum’s sustainable features, as well as the use of salvaged and repurposed materials. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance; call 608.256.6445, ext. 156.
View real-time solar and weather data for Rooftop Ramble by scrolling down to MCM on this page.
Several leading children’s museums, including Madison Children’s Museum, have begun employing green practices in their operations, expansion projects, and exhibit environments. To coordinate this endeavor, Madison Children’s Museum launched GreenExhibits.org to provide museum exhibit designers and fabricators a resource for designing and building exhibits and environments that best support healthy spaces and a healthier future for kids and the environment. Visit the website today to learn more!