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Includes events, activities & listings relevant to all communities in Dane County, WI
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Recurring Activities
This list includes regularly, recurring, free or
minimal cost, seasonal (or year-round)
programs for children in Dane County. This
section is updated for the school year, and
again for summer when a few programs
suspend until September.
American Family Dream Bank
DreamBank is a one-of-a-kind dream exploration
space on the square in Downtown Madison.
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Home Depot Kids Workshops
Drop-in 9am to Noon the 1st Saturday every month for
a FREE "how-to" clinic for kids, ages 5 to 12.
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Kids in the Rotunda
Enjoy free performances in a relaxed, kid-friendly
environment every Saturday from the end of Sept.
through April.  
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Michael's Kids Club
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.  
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Rocky Rococo's for Family Movies
Rocky's Party Pizzeria's East & West show movies on
their big screen throughout the week, daytime &
evening options.  
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Saturday Science at Discovery
A monthly series that consists of free science
exploration and education programs aimed at families
and learners of all ages.
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Saturday Science at UW Space Place
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.  
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UW Arboretum Family Programs
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
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Waisman Center Children's Theatre
WCCT features a variety of performers - magicians,
singers, dancers, musical groups, "learning is fun"
educators, performers, and professional theatrical
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Event Calendar | April 2018
April 1st
Find our annual listing of Easter Egg Hunts and related
events throughout Dane County.
April 4
Wednesday | 5 PM - 8 PM
MCM Free Family Night
@ Madison Children's Museum
April 6 - 7
Friday - Saturday
Lil' Badger Consignment Sale
@ Monona Community Center
April 6 - 8
Friday - Sunday
UW-Madison Science Expeditions
Weekend open house events campus-wide, includes various
exploration stations & exhibits.
April 7
Saturday | 9 AM - 12 PM
Home Depot Kids Workshop: Window Birdhhouse
@ Home Depot Stores (pre-registration appreciated)
April 7
Saturday | 10 AM
Saturday Science at Discovery: Science Expeditions
@ Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
April 7 - 29
Sat & Sun | 10AM - 4PM
Eugster Farm's Lambing & Kidding Days
Weekends in April at Eugster's Farm Market
April 8
Sunday | 1 PM & 3 PM
WCCT Series: Reluctant Dragon
@ Friends of the Waisman Center Auditorium
April 8
Sunday | 1 PM & 3 PM
WCCT Series: The Reluctant Dragon
@ Friends of the Waisman Center Auditorium
Badger Sports Kids' Fair & Spring Game
This event has been canceled.
April 13
Friday | 5:30 - 8:30 PM
Warner Family Fun Night
@ Warner Park Community Recreation Center, Madison
April 13
Friday | 6 PM - 8 PM
MSCR Family Fun Night: "A Knight Out"
@ LaFollette High School, Madison
April 14
Saturday | 6 AM - 2 PM
Dane County Farmers Market Opens
@ Capitol Square
April 14
Saturday | 9 AM - 4 PM
Midwest Gourd Fest
@ Olbrich Botanical Gardens
April 14
Saturday | 9:30 AM - 12 P
@ Keva Sports Center, Middleton
April 14
Saturday | 10 AM - 4 PM
Terrace Town: Going Green 2018
@ Monona Terrace Exhibition Hall
April 14
Saturday | 10 AM - 10 PM
On Wisconsin Annual Spring Powwow
@ Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall
April 19 - 21
Thur/Fri/Sat @ 7 PM
UW Varsity Band Concert
@ Kohl Center
April 20
Friday | 6 PM - 8:30 PM
MSCR Family Fun Night: "Be the Best You"
@ East High School, Madison
April 20
Friday | 7:30 PM
Moon Over Monona Terrace (Reserve your free ticket)
@ Monona Terrace on the Rooftop
April 20 - 22
Weekend Event
Midwest Horse Fair
@ Alliant Energy Center
April 20 - 22
Friday - Sunday
Mad-City Fire on Ice Hockey Classic
Weekend event at Madison Ice Arena
April 21
Saturday | 1 PM - 4 PM
Day with Dad  (Free event, open to the public)
@ Keva Sports Center, Middleton
April 21 - 22
Saturday - Sunday
HalfPint Resale Event
Weekend shopping hours @ Madison Curling Club, McFarland
April 26
Thursday | 7:30 PM
Scrap Arts Music: Children of Metropolis
@ Overture Center for the Arts
April 27
Friday | 6 PM - 8 PM
MSCR Family Fun Night: "Westside Super Showcase"
@ Memorial High School, Madison
April 28
Saturday | 10 AM
Crazy Legs Classic 8K Run & 2 Mile Walk
@ State Street (Start) to Camp Randall Stadium (Finish)
April 29
Sunday | 1 PM - 3 PM
Springtime at the Farm
@ Schumacher Farm Park, Waunakee
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