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Event Calendar | Jan - February 2018
January 21
Sunday | 4:30 PM
UW Women's Basketball Vs. Northwestern
@ Kohl Center
January 26
Friday | 6 PM
Groove & Glide Skating Party
@ Tenney Park Rink, Madison
January 26 - 28
Friday - Sunday
Monster Truck Nationals
@ Alliant Energy Center, Veterans Memorial Coliseum
January 27
Sat | 9:30, 11 AM & 1 PM
Kids in the Rotunda: Magic Morgan & Liliana
@ Overture Center for the Arts
January 27
Saturday | 10 AM
Saturday Science Workshops
@ UW Space Place
January 27
Saturday | 11 AM
Fancy Nancy: Oodles of Kittens [story time event ]
@ Barnes & Noble - West Madison & East Towne
January 27
Saturday | 4 PM - 10 PM
Battle of the Badges
@ Hartmeyer Ice Arena, Madison
January 28
Sunday | 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Family Nature Program: Winter Animals
@ UW Arboretum
January 31
Wednesday | 7 PM
UW Women's Basketball Vs. Minnesota
@ Kohl Center
February 2 - 4
Friday - Sunday
Frozen Assets Festival
@ The Edgewater
February 3
Saturday | 9 AM - Noon
Home Depot Kids Workshop: Valentine Beanbag Toss
@ Home Depot Stores (select your location from link)
February 3
Saturday | 10 AM
Saturday Science Workshops
@ UW Space Place, 2300 S Park St
February 3
Saturday | 10 AM
Saturday Science at Discovery: Badger Athletics
@ Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, UW-Madison Campus
February 3
Sat | 9:30, 11 AM & 1 PM
Kids in the Rotunda: Black Star Drum Line
@ Overture Center for the Arts
February 3
Saturday | Noon
UW Women's Basketball Vs. Ohio State
@ Kohl Center
February 3 - 4
Saturday & Sunday
Madison Winter Festival
@ Elver Park, Madison
February 7
Wednesday | 5 PM -  8 PM
MCM Free Family Night
@ Madison Children's Museum
February 9
Friday | 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Warner Family Fun Night
@ Warner Park Community Recreation Center
February 9
Friday | 6 PM
Groove & Glide Skating Party
@ Elver Park, Madison
February 10
Sat | 9:30, 11 AM & 1 PM
Kids in the Rotunda: Kiddyoke w/ The Gomers
@ Overture Center for the Arts
February 10 - 11
Saturday & Sunday
The Wonders of Physics Annual Show
[Feb 10-18 Showtimes]
@ Chamberlin Hall, UW-Madison
February 11
Sunday | 1 PM*
*Early bird activities @ Noon
Mad Science
Friends of the Waisman Center Auditorium
February 16 - 18
Friday - Sunday
Zor Shrine Circus
@ Alliant Energy Center Veterans Memorial Coliseum
February 17
Saturday | 9 AM - Noon
Winter Fun Day
@ Lake Farm County Park, Shelter 1
February 17
Sat | 9:30, 11 AM & 1 PM
Kids in the Rotunda: Ken Lonnquist
@ Overture Center for the Arts
February 17
Saturday | 10:30 AM
& 1:30 PM performances
Children of the Rainforest: Grupo Axe Capoeira
@ Olbrich Botanical Gardens
February 17 - 18
Saturday & Sunday
The Wonders of Physics Annual Show
[Feb 10-18 Showtimes]
@ Chamberlin Hall, UW-Madison
Febuary 17 - 18
Saturday - Sunday
Mad City Model Railroad Show & Sale
@ Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall
February 18
Sunday | 1 PM & 4 PM
Shopkins Live!
@ Overture Center for the Arts
February 24
Saturday | 10:30 - 4:30 PM
International Festival
@ Overture Center for the Arts
February 24
Saturday | 11 AM
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss [story time event]
@ Barnes & Noble, West Madison
February 25
Sunday | 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Family Nature Program: All About Snow
@ UW Arboretum
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Fall/Winter
Recurring Activities
This list includes recurring, free or minimal
cost, seasonal or year-round programs for
children in Dane County.
American Family Dream Bank
WEEKLY | YEAR-ROUND
DreamBank is a one-of-a-kind dream exploration
space on the square in Downtown Madison.
Learn more >>
Home Depot Kids Workshops
MONTHLY | YEAR-ROUND
Drop-in 9am to Noon the 1st Saturday every month for
a FREE "how-to" clinic for kids, ages 5 to 12.
Learn more >>
Kids in the Rotunda
WEEKLY: SATURDAYS | FALL/WINTER
Enjoy free performances in a relaxed, kid-friendly
environment every Saturday from the end of Sept.
through April.  
Learn more >>
Michael's Kids Club
SATURDAYS | YEAR-ROUND
From 10 AM - 12 PM most Saturdays, 30 minute
sessions are open for a make & take craft, geared
towards children 3 & up. $2 fee includes supplies.
Sign-up online or in stores, where you can find a
schedule of seasonal themed projects.  
Learn more >>
Rocky Rococo's for Family Movies
THROUGHOUT WEEK | YEAR-ROUND
Rocky's Party Pizzeria's East & West show movies on
their big screen throughout the week, daytime &
evening options.  
Learn more >>
Saturday Science at Discovery
MONTHLY: SATURDAYS | YEAR-ROUND
A monthly series that consists of free science
exploration and education programs aimed at families
and learners of all ages.
Learn more >>
Saturday Science at UW Space Place
SATURDAYS | TWICE PER MONTH
Space Place family workshops are offered every other
Saturday at 10 a.m. for children
ages 6-10 and their
parents. The workshops are free and open to the
public. No registration required, but sessions are
limited to first 50 children.  
Learn more >>
UW Arboretum Family Programs
SUNDAYS | TWICE PER MONTH
The Arboretum hosts a Family Walk the 2nd Sunday
each month, where families explore something within
the arboretum. Family Nature Programs are held the
4th Sunday each month, and include a naturalist-led
nature walk, followed by activities inside the visitor
center.
Learn more >>
Waisman Center Children's Theatre
MONTHLY: SUNDAYS | FALL/WINTER
WCCT features a variety of performers - magicians,
singers, dancers, musical groups, "learning is fun"
educators, performers, and professional theatrical
companies.
Learn more >>

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