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May 2018 Activities


Madison Children’s Museum: Free Family Night

Wednesday, May 2

·       Cost: FREE!

·       Time: 5-8pm

·       Location: Madison Children’s Museum, 100 N. Hamilton St, Madison

·       The entire community is invited to enjoy the museum for free!


Saturday Science: Science of the Night

Saturday, May 5    

·       Cost: FREE!

·       Time: 10am-12pm

·       Location: Town Center of the Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard St, Madison

·       This event is for kids and families. Discover how the night and darkness affect different things.


UW-Wisconsin Softball

May 4-6

·       Cost: $5/adult and $2/youth (ages 2-17), UW students, and seniors (55+)

·       Time: Varies

·       Location: Goodman Diamond, 2415 University Bay Drive, Madison

·       All three games against Northwestern.


Warner Family Fun Night

Friday, May 11

·       Cost: $5 per family

·       Time: 5:30-8:30pm

·       Location: Warner Park Community Recreation Center, 1625 Northport Dr, Madison

·       A variety of activities for all ages. Kids age 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult.


Madison Mini Maker Faire

Saturday, May 12

·       Cost: See website

·       Time: 10am-5pm

·       Location: Monona Terrace, One John Nolen Dr, Madison

·       This is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness. It’s part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new!


Kids Building Wisconsin

Saturday, May 12

·       Cost: FREE!

·       Time: 9am-4pm

·       Location: McKee Farms Park, 2930 Chapel Valley Road, Fitchburg

·       This event gets kids interested in the numerous careers available in the construction industry. There will be over a dozen exhibits/stations.


Wisconsin Shipwrecks for Kids

Saturday, May 19

·       Cost: Free with admission – suggested donation $5/adult and $3/child (ages 5-17)

·       Time: 10-11:30am

·       Location: Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 N. Carroll Street, Madison

·       This drop-in event will teach you how maritime archaeologist map our state’s shipwrecks and other underwater discoveries.


Brat Fest

May 25-28

·       Cost: Free Admission

·       Time: See website for schedule

·       Location: Willow Island at Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison

·       Enjoy live music, food, fireworks, kid’s zone, and carnival!


Dane County Farmers’ Market


·       Time: 6:15am-1:45pm

·       Location: Capitol Square, Downtown Madison

·       All of the items for sale are grown, raised, and produced in Wisconsin by the person behind the stand.


Guided Garden Strolls


·       Cost: FREE!

·       Time: 1:30pm & 3pm

·       Location: Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Avenue, Madison

·       Get an insider’s view of the outdoor gardens. Strolls start and end in the lobby near Garden entrance and last 45-60 minutes. All ages welcome!


Open Gym Options in Dane County:

·         Legacy Academy – Fitchburg

·         Madtown Twisters – East & West Madison

·         PlayN Wisconsin – Middleton

·         Pump It Up – Fitchburg

·         Rockin’ Jump – Madison

      ·     Sky Zone – Madison

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