Community Programs at Monona Terrace
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Lakeside Kids


Wednesdays, 10-11AM

Come to Monona Terrace on Wednesday mornings and enjoy this eclectic and educational program designed for children ages four and up. A wide variety of local performers, artists, and organizations provide entertainment, hands-on fun, and learning. In the event of inclement weather, outdoor programs will be moved inside.  Please call 608.261.4000 after 8:30 a.m. the day of the event for program location. 

If transporting kids by bus, please call Don Adams, CPS Parking at 608.261.4070 or e-mail at least 48 hours prior to event.

Thank you to all our presenters/performers and attendees for a great 2014 season of Lakeside Kids!


Here's what past participants had to say:
“My kids love the program and are always excited to see what you have planned!”
- Angela R., Madison,

"I enjoy the programs very much. The good times and infectious joy applies to all ages."
- Marilyn S, Ft. Worth, TX


Scout Workshops



Interior Designer Badge Workshop
Open to Seniors, Cadettes and Juniors
Saturday, November 15     10am-12pm

If you’ve ever wanted to makeover your bedroom, start here to get ideas and create an inspiration board. Learn how to design a floor plan, select colors and refresh something from home with a new look!   Seniors will fulfill requirements for the Room Makeover badge. Other levels will receive a Monona Terrace badge.
Activate! STEM Family Event at Monona Terrace
Monday, December 1   6-8pm
Register with Badgerland Council
Activate is a fair of hands-on STEM activities for girl scouts in grades 2-8 and their families. This FREE event is made possible by a partnership between Monona Terrace and the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin-Badgerland Council. 
Troop Tours for all Scout Levels
Scouts will explore how this iconic Madison building, designed by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, is inspired by its environment and simple geometry. Dates and times of tours can be customized for the group.
To register, contact the Tourism Coordinator at or 608-261-4015.

Here's what a past participant had to say:
"This workshop was the best I've been to. The planning was terrific, the experiences sequenced in a logical and exciting way, and the delivery of each of the 3 parts were so solid and educational. The girls had a great time, and learned a lot about construction concepts at the exact right level for their development.   Thank you so much."  - Dorothy C., Madison
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