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Celebrate Madison’s museums with a selfie stick

Today is National Museum Selfie Day. Go out and enjoy our local museums.

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Grab your cell phone and head out to one of Madison’s museums today. | Photo by 608today

It’s National Museum Selfie Day. Visit one of Madison’s local museums, bust out that selfie stick, and get totally Instagrammable.

We offer some suggestions:

Chazen Museum of Art, 750 University Ave.
A crowning jewel on the UW-Madison campus, there are plenty of fine spots with fine art for your selfie.

Suggested selfie spots:

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The Chazen Museum of Art on the UW-Madison campus has a lot of selfie possibilities. | Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Madison Children’s Museum, 100 N. Hamilton St.
No kidding, there’s plenty of goings-on at the Madison Children’s Museum for you and your kids.

Suggested selfie spots:

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, 227 State St.
We’ve discussed Federico Uribe’s current exhibit at the museum. It’s well worth checking out and it’s super fun. Another option is to go downstairs to see Sam Gilliam’s exhibition, RECOLLECT.

Suggested selfie spots:

  • In the plastic reef installation
  • In front of those people made of leather satchels in the front window
  • Gilliam’s larger-than-life “Eiler Blues”

UW-Madison Geology Museum, Weeks Hall, 1215 W. Dayton St.
This place rocks. It’s also free. It also has a mastodon you can stand under. Tusk tusk, if you don’t take a selfie or two here.

Suggested selfie spots:

  • By the giant globe
  • In a cave full of glowing rocks and minerals
  • In front of a dinosaur (skeleton)
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No bones about it, the UW-Madison Geology museum rocks. | Photo via UW-Madison Geology Museum

Wisconsin Science Museum, Atrium, 2300 S. Park St.
The museum is dedicated to connecting visitors to scientific research happening in Wisconsin.

Suggested selfie spots:

  • At the TomoTherapy machine
  • By the plasma ball

What is tomotherapy? A thin radiation beam is modulated as it rotates around a cancer patient, while they are moved through the bore of the machine.

Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 W. Mifflin St.
Dedicated to the people of Wisconsin who served in the armed forces, the free museum is an educational activity of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs.

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