One of our most popular programs, Moon Over Monona Terrace combines the talents of the Madison Astronomical Society (MAS) with the striking views from the Monona Terrace Rooftop, topped off with crossed fingers for a crystal clear Madison evening! Young and old alike are invited to view celestial objects through a multitude of different telescopes. The evening will begin with moon viewing only, and will progress to different objects as the sky darkens. Activities include short kid-friendly presentations on the moon and other celestial phenomena, and a kid's fun zone with educational games and prizes! Fun for the whole family!
In the case of inclement weather, please call 608.261.4000 after 6 p.m. the day of the event for cancellation information.
Here's what some past participants had to say:
Wednesday, October 13, 2013
The 1st Brigade Band
7 pm • Madison Ballroom
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
The 1st Brigade Band will visit Monona Terrace in a family friendly concert event where they will continue their tradition of making history live through authentic Civil War music played on authentic Civil War instruments!Sponsored in part by the Wisconsin Music Educators Association and Monona Terrace.
Saturday, March 1
10 am-4 pm • Exhibition Hall
FREE ARCHITECTURAL FUN AND LEARNING FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! Come celebrate architecture and design at this unique family program! Terrace Town engages some 1,500 local elementary students to study architecture and community planning in the classroom throughout the school year with the support of professional architects and city planners who serve as program mentors. Come see the fruits of their labor and witness spectacular creativity on display! Enjoy 10,000 square feet of “green” scale model neighborhoods which were designed by students using recycled materials! In addition, young and the young at heart are invited to try their hand at box building design and placement in our very own Terrace Town city created at this event. Other free family activities include a cookie building activity, a big block building area, and special activities by local architecture, planning and construction associations.
Here's what some of the participating teachers had to say:
“This program engages learners to think as an individual as well as a member of an important team. Fantastic method of teaching in a multiple intelligence way." -Anonymous, Spring 2008 “The connections to our standards are numerous. The relevance/authenticity is high. And-oh yes- it’s fun!” -Anonymous, Spring 2008
“Kids of all levels and abilities can be involved. Really builds class cohesiveness, teamwork, problem solving and compromising skills.” -Anonymous, Spring 2008