August 14, 2013


GUEST:   Deborah Gilpin, Executive Director, Madison Children's Museum

After 30 years as a museum executive in Boston and Phoenix, Deborah Gilpin has returned home to Wisconsin.  The new Executive Director of the Madison Children's Museum was born and raised in McFarland and graduated from UW-Madison.  While in Phoenix, she helped create and launch the children's museum.  Parents Magazine named it one of America's top ten children's museums (an honor also held by the Madison Children's Museum.  She also served on the Phoenix Mayor's Creative Sector Task Force.

On this program, Deborah shares the important role the Madison Children's Museum plays in the development of young people's curiosity, creativity and joy of learning.   She also describes the latest exhibits - the Urb Garden and the Oscillaser which shows off wave patterns produced by sound frequencies and volumes. Visitors are invited to try it out!

Founded in 1980, the Madison Children's Museum is celebrating its third birthday this August in their Hamilton Street home.  Adults are invited to enjoy the Madison Children's Museum on Saturday evening, August 24, at their annual Wonder Ball: Connecting the Dots.

Find details on, or call 608-256-6445.