To keep in line with our Sustainability Initiative, Madison Children’s Museum tries to use as much recycled and nature-based materials as possible in art projects. Please help us by collecting the following things at home.
For our recycling station: plastic and paper bags, spools, corks, film canisters, used CDs/CD cases, paper, yarn scraps, ribbon, string, twine, twist ties, fabrics, bubble wrap, electrical or craft wire, dowels, craft tiles, and carpet squares.
For our nature-based station: Pieces of wood, sticks, twigs, tree bark, dried fall leaves, seashells, feathers, pebbles and river stones, volcanic rocks, dried flowers, pine cones, acorns, starfish, milk weed pods, plant seeds, cotton, and hemp strings.
Materials not accepted include: Anything glass, pill bottles, computer and television monitors, and anything potentially dangerous to children.
If you have items to donate to the museum, please leave them at the front desk on your next visit.
Items needed: Child’s wheelchair, weighted blankets. Please call 608.256.6445, ext. 149, to arrange for drop-off of your donation.
Items needed: Apparel for the Cultural Coat Closet (coats, wraps, footwear, and accessories from many cultures, countries, and climates throughout the world); good-quality juicer; hand-crank ice cream maker; flip-lid canning jars; acrylic specimens (animals, insects, plants, flowers); antique egg collecting basket; nature collections; fossil and rock collections; kid-size cooking implements (wooden spoons, bowls, small cast iron frying pans and pots); enamel cups, plates, pitchers, and bowls; small-sized silverware; magnifying glasses; heirloom/rare seeds; and books about chickens or pigeons.
Please drop off at the front desk or call 608.256.6445, ext. 142.
Items needed: Possible-opolis needs old or unused small appliances, computers, telephones, etc. for taking apart in Tim’s Tinkering Club (items that are not working are fine, especially if they’re fixable). We also need working antique or outdated items such as hi-fis, record players, speakers, televisions, typewriters, etc. for Retro-Technology Nights.