The following Madison-area museums offer free admission:
Chazen Museum of Art
800 University Avenue
Ingersoll Physics Museum
Chamberlin Hall, 1150 University Avenue
Madison Children’s Museum
100 North Hamilton Street
Free admission from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month. Call to confirm.
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA)
227 State Street
Small admission fee for the First Fridays at MMoCA cultural soirées.
Madison Science Museum
211 North Carroll Street
National Mustard Museum
7477 Hubbard Avenue, Middleton
Group tours, e.g., bus tours, pay small registration and per person fee; see website for details
UW-Madison Geology Museum
1214 West Dayton Street
Wisconsin Veterans Museum
30 West Mifflin Street
Admission is always free to these Madison area attractions:
Allen Centennial Gardens
620 Babcock Drive
MacKenzie Environmental Education Center
W7303 County Road CS & Q; Poynette.
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
3330 Atwood Avenue
Admission to the outdoor gardens is always free. Admission to the Bolz Conservatory is $2 (free on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., except during Olbrich’s Blooming Butterflies).
Free public walks every Sunday; kid-friendly programs on the second Saturday of most months.
Henry Vilas Zoo
702 South Randall Avenue
Last updated on 10/24/2016