Free Admission

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).

UW Arboretum
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