Community Programs at Monona Terrace

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.

17 - Ballet Folklorico de Maria Diaz
24 - Construction Day

15 - The Figureheads
22 - Trinity Irish Dancers
29 - TBA

Summer 2015 Schedule TBAHere'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


Product Designer Badge Workshop
Open to Juniors
Saturday, March 7, 10am-12pm
Limited space- registration on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Have you ever thought that you could improve the things you use every day?  Your backpack, a water bottle, a phone?  Here's your chance to innovate and try out new ideas for the next great product!  Scouts will complete all requirements for this badge.

Interior Designer Badge Workshop
Open to Seniors, Cadettes and Juniors
Saturday, April 11    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.
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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