Community Activities

Saturday Science
First Saturday each month
Cost: FREE
Time: 10am-12pm
Location: Town Center of the Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard St, Madison
Learn through interactive exploration stations – fun for kids and families! Topics change every month.

Sensory-Friendly Museum Time
Second Wednesday of each month
Cost: FREE
Time: 5-8pm
Location: Madison Children’s Museum, 100 N. Hamilton St, Madison
Children and families affected by Autism or sensory challenges are invited to experience the museum during this sensory-friendly time.

Kids In The Rotunda
Cost: FREE
Time: 9:30am, 11am & 1pm
Location: Overture Center, 201 State St, Madison
A wide variety of shows that will engage, educate, and entertain the whole family. Shows are ideal for children ages nine and younger and their families.

Badgers Kids’ Days
Cost, time, and location vary.
Each regular season Sunday home event will have something specially designed for the youngest Badger fans (ages 12 & under). Event will feature a premium item giveaway, unique experience, special ticket offers, or concession discounts, all provided courtesy of Kohl’s.

Adaptive Learn-to-Skate Program
Fall & Winter Sessions
Cost: FREE!
Location: Madison Ice Arena, 725 Forward Drive, Madison
This program is for boys, girls and young adults with disabilities. Skaters will learn basic skating skills from professional skating instructors. Skates provided. Participate every week or just the weeks that fit your schedule!

TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a community-based training and team placement program for young athletes with disabilities, organized by youth soccer association volunteers. The program is designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl, age 8-19, who has a mental or physical disability.

Warner Family Fun Night
Monthly on Fridays
Cost: $5 per family
Time: 5:30pm-8pm
Location: Warner Park Community Recreation Center, 1625 Northport Dr, Madison
Visit their website to see activities.
Kids age 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

All Ages Improv Show
Cost: $9/person, Kids 3 & under Free
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Location: Glass Nickel Pizza Company, 2916 Atwood Avenue, Madison
This is entertainment for fans of any age. It is fast-paced, classic, short-form improve comedy with guaranteed audience participation.

Home Depot Kids Workshop
Cost:  Free. Kids ages 5-12 (must be accompanied by an adult)
Time: 9:00am-Noon
Location: Home Depot – Various Locations, Madison
A chance for kids to use hands-on skills by sanding, nailing, painting and more. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron and a commemorative pin while supplies last

UW Space Place
Saturdays during the school year
Cost:  Free. Kids ages 6-10 (must be accompanied by an adult)
Time: 10:00am
Location: Villager Mall, 2300 S. Park Street, Madison (Atrium Lower Level)
Hands-on activities, lively presentations, and informative lectures by UW researchers.

American Family DreamBank
Cost:  Free.
Time: Varies
Location: Capitol Square, One N. Pinckney Street, Madison
The DreamBank experience includes interactive technology,
thought-provoking exhibits, and inspiring events.

Waisman Center – Children’s Theater
Second Sunday of each month (Fall thru Spring)
Cost:  $2/adult & $1/child.
Time: 1:00pm – 2:300pm
Location: Waisman Centerl, 1500 Highland Ave, Madison
A series of performances and activities provides family-friendly entertainment

Madison Children’s Museum Free Family Night
First Wednesday night of most months
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!


Story Time
Second and Fourth Thursday of each month
Cost: FREE
Time: 10:30am-11:15am
Location: Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 N. Carroll St, Madison
Enjoy fun and exciting stories that celebrate diversity, friendship and community with hands-on time in the museum and a craft to take home.


Open Play Options in Dane County:
Badger Gymnastics – Madison, Oregon, Waunakee
Gymfinity – Fitchburg
Keva – Middleton
Legacy Academy – Fitchburg
Madison Turners –  Madison
Madtown Twisters – East & West Madison
Middleton Gymnastics – Middleton
PlayN Wisconsin – Middleton
Prairie Kids Club – Sun Prairie
Pump It Up – Fitchburg
Sky Zone – Madison
Warner Park Community Rec Center – Madison
Waunakee Village Center – Waunakee


Activities in Madison:
Madison with Kids

2020 Madison Area Summer Camps:
Summer Camp Guide