The best museums in Madison in May 2023

These are the top 5 best museums in Madison, United States, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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These are the best museums in Madison:

  1. Madison Museum of Contemporary Art1

    Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

    Madison, WI
    The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art ( MMoCA ), formerly known as the Madison Art Center , is an independent, non-profit art museum located in downtown Madison, Wisconsin . MMoCA is dedicated to exhibiting, collecting, and preserving modern and contemporary art. Its mission is to educate and inspi
  2. Henry Vilas Zoo2

    Henry Vilas Zoo

    Madison, WI
    Henry Vilas Zoo is a 28-acre (11 ha) public zoo in Madison, Wisconsin , United States, that is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Owned by Dane County , the zoo charges no admission or parking fees. It receives over 750,000 visitors annually.
  3. Chazen Museum3

    Chazen Museum

    Madison, WI
    The Chazen Museum of Art is an art museum located at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in Madison, Wisconsin . The Chazen Museum of Art is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums .
  4. Wisconsin Veterans Museum4

    Wisconsin Veterans Museum

    Madison, WI
    The Wisconsin Veterans Museum , located on Capitol Square in Madison, Wisconsin , United States, is dedicated to telling the stories of the veterans of the state of Wisconsin. The museum is composed of two galleries that chronicle the history of Wisconsin citizens who served in the U.S. military fro
  5. Olbrich Botanical Gardens5

    Olbrich Botanical Gardens

    Madison, WI

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