Your Family-Friendly Guide to the Greater Madison Area!
Includes events, activities & listings relevant to all communities in Dane County, WI
April 4th - 6th
UW Madison Campus
@ Per Schedule
UW Madison Science Expeditions
Families with children will enjoy Exploration Stations, the
Wonder of Physics shows, or going on a hike tour of Picnic
Point. See complete schedule of activities happening at
different sites on the UW-Madison Campus.
More Info
April 5th - May 10th
Various showtimes & venues
in/around Madison
The Princess and the Pea
$ | All Ages | Recurring show times
See website for complete schedule of where this performance
by Playtime Productions Children's Theater will be in your
community; including libraries, high school auditoriums &
April 11th - 13th
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Sat
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Sun
@ Madison Curling Club,
Half Pint Resale
Bargain Shopping/Consignment Sale Event
Free admission | See sales schedule & shopping policies
April 11th - 13th
See event schedule for
weekend activities.
Tickets available for Rodeo
Friday & Saturday @ 7:30 p.m.
@ Alliant Energy Center
Midwest Horse Fair
$$ | Several demonstrations & competitions are open for
spectators throughout day with admission. Additional tickets
required for Rodeos on Fri/Sat evening @ 7:30 p.m.
Venue/Ticket Info:
Event Schedule/About:
April 12 | Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
@ Bruce Company
Bruce Company Junior Gardener Event
$ | Ages 3 & up | Recurring Monthly
April 12 | Saturday
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Fair)
@ McClain Center
3:00 p.m. Game @ Camp R.
UW Badgers Spring Game & Kids Fair
Prior to the Spring Game, UW will hold its annual Badger
Kids’ Fair. The event runs from 1-3 pm at the McClain Center,
adjacent to the stadium. The free event includes interactive
games, displays, autographs, photos with Bucky and a
number of athletic skills stations.  Purchase your $5 tickets for
the 3pm game, proceeds benefit the UW School of Education.
Click here for our dedicated page of over 20 local activities
April 12 | Saturday
10:00 a.m. (9am registration)
@ Lakeview Park, Middleton
Run, Walk & Roll for Cerebral Palsy
5 K Run, Walk or Roll -or- 1K Family/Kids Run, Walk or Roll
$$ | All Ages | Children 12 & under FREE w/ registered adult
April 13 | Sunday
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
@ Madison Museum of
Contemporary Art
MMOCA Kids Art Adventures
Free | Ages 6-10 | Recurs monthly Sept - May
April 13 | Sunday
1:00 p.m.
@ Waisman Center
Children's Theatre
Playtime Productions: The Princess and the Pea*
$ | All Ages | Ticket booth opens at Noon (suggested)
* All performances are sign-interpreted
April 13 | Sunday
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
@ UW Arboretum
UW Arboretum Family Walks: All About Frogs
Free | All Ages | Meet at Visitor Center
April 19 | Saturday
11:00 a.m.
@ High Noon Saloon
Davey Doodle & the Red Hots
$ | All Ages | Family Friendly Event
April 19 - May 11
10am - 6pm | Sat & Sun
@ Busy Barns Adventure
Farm, Fort Atkinson
Spring Barnyard Adventures
$ | All Ages | Recurring weekends through Mother's Day
April 25 | Friday
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
@ Madison Children's
MCM Spring Fling
$ | All Ages | Performances, DJ/Dancing, Activities
April 26 | Saturday
10:00 a.m.
@ Capitol Square, finish at
Camp Randall
Crazy Legs - 8 k run & 2 mile walk*
$$ | All Ages | See website for registration info
* children only need to register if they'd like a t-shirt


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Recurring Activities

American Family DreamBank
DreamBank is a one-of-a-kind dream exploration space on
the square in Downtown Madison. The DreamBank
experience includes interactive technology,
thought-provoking exhibits, and inspiring events, all of
which are free and open to the general public. Come by
for Family Saturdays each week to see what activities will
educate & inspire your kids!

Home Depot Kids Workshops
Drop-in 9am to Noon the 1st Saturday every month for a
FREE "how-to" clinic for kids (recommended ages 5 to
12).Real woodworking projects are often themed around
seasons & holidays. These year round workshops are
intended to encourage one-on-one time with adults and
children, teach tool safety, and give children the sense of
accomplishment. They'll be proud of their kid-sized
"official" orange apron and achievement pin they take
home with their project.
Note: Home Depot (Verona Rd
only) also offers the workshop on the 3rd Saturdays - for
those that missed earlier in the month.

Kids in the Rotunda Series
Enjoy free performances in a relaxed, kid-friendly
environment every Saturday from the end of September
through April. Shows offered at 9:30, 11am, and 1pm
(sign-language interpreted at 1pm). The series takes place
on the Rotunda Stage in the Overture Center on State
Street in downtown Madison. Parking ramp with elevators
located just a block away.

Olbrich Gardens Youth Classes
Activities are designed so adults & children can explore
together. Recurring activities include Toddler Story &
Stroll (ages 2 - 4), plus a variety of other scheduled
classes for older children. Advance registration is
required, please get complete info from website.

Rocky Rococo Family Movies
Rocky's Party Pizzeria's East & West show movies on their
big screen throughout the week, daytimes/eve's/wknds (see
location for times.) Movies are rated 'G' or 'PG', it's a fun
way to get out of the house and enjoy lunch or dinner with
a kid-friendly movie in a family-friendly atmosphere.

Saturday Science at Discovery
A monthly series that consists of free science exploration
and education programs aimed at families and learners of
all ages. These drop-in programs are generally from 10:00
a.m. - Noon on the 1st Saturday of the month, held at
Town Center of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery on
the UW Madison Campus.

Saturday Science Workshops
at UW Space Place
Space Place family workshops are offered every Saturday
at 10:00 a.m., for children ages 6-10 and their parents.
The workshops are free and open to the public. No
registration is required for any of the workshops but
attendance is LIMITED to the first 50 people.

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