Community Activities

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 Saturday
First Saturday each month
Cost: FREE
Time: 11am-12pm
Location: Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 N. Carroll St, Madison
Enjoy fun and exciting Wisconsin stories with free activities and crafts that bring the stories to life.

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
Last Monday of most months
Cost: FREE
Time: 5-7pm
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!

Fall & Winter Sessions
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: 5-8pm
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.

Holiday Fantasy In Lights
November 10 – January 1
Cost: FREE!
Time: Dusk to Dawn
Location: Olin Park, 1156 Olin-Turville Ct, Madison
Drive through the park and enjoy this annual light display.

Olbrich’s Holiday Express
Daily, December 1-31
Cost: $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 3-12, children under 2 are free
Time: 10am-4pm (hours change on holidays)
Location: Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Avenue, Madison
Large-scale model trains wind through a holiday scene overflowing with hundreds of poinsettias and fresh evergreens!

All Ages Improv Show
Cost: $7/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.

Open Gym Options in Dane County:
Legacy Academy – Fitchburg
Madtown Twisters – East & West Madison
PlayN Wisconsin – Middleton
Pump It Up – Fitchburg
Sky Zone – Madison