LAKESIDE KIDS!

Tuesdays
10 – 11 AM

William T. Evjue Rooftop Gardens, Monona Terrace

FREE and Open to the Public

Providing hands-on fun, and learning
for children ages four and up.

Join us for another exciting summer season of free, diverse, and entertaining programming lineup covering topics of science, culture, and arts and entertainment. Providing hands-on fun, and learning for children ages four and up.

For those programs held on the Rooftop, be sure to bring water bottle and sunscreen, there is limited shade on the rooftop.

This project is supported by Dane County Arts with additional funds from the Endres Mfg. Company Foundation; The Evjue Foundation, Inc., charitable arm of The Capital Times; the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation; and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation.

JAPANESE TAIKO GROUP BENI DAIKO

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Rooftop Center

(if inclement weather Exhibition Hall A)

Madison Japanese Taiko Group “Beni Daiko,” was founded in 2012 and is Madison’s premiere mainland taiko drumming group. Beni Daiko teaches, preserves, and performs the ancient art of Taiko drumming, a form of traditional Japanese musical expression that combines mental discipline and physical demand. Their mission is to introduce a facet of Japanese culture through teaching and performing for people of all ages.

If inclement weather, the program will be moved inside. See this page or call 608.261.4000 for weather information.

THE WONDERS OF PHYSICS

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Exhibition Hall A

They put the “phun” in physics! The Wonders of Physics is a fast-paced, educational, and engaging presentation filled with physics demonstrations for all ages. Their goal is to share their love of physics with all children and inspire the next generation of scientists.

JAMES THE MAGICIAN

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Ballroom AB

Since 1986, James Ember has been creating and performing magic. He has performed his award winning, interactive, comedy magic show throughout the world. Performing magic with a wild passion since he won his first talent show at the age of six, his exceptional magical talent has been showcased at school programs, on stages, on the street and everywhere in between. There’s one thing that drives every single one of his performances – he knows joy is contagious.

IMPROV SHOW
MONKEY BUSINESS INSTITUTE

Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Rooftop Center

(if inclement weather Community Terrace)

Madison’s Monkey Business Institute uses improvisation to create comedy in the moment. They’ll perform an hour-long improvised comedy show with numerous opportunities for incorporating audience suggestions and for volunteers to perform with them on stage!

If inclement weather, the program will be moved inside. See this page or call 608.261.4000 for weather information.

POWER DANCE KIDS W/FRANCIS MEDRANO

Tuesday, July 30, 2024

Rooftop Center

(if inclement weather Exhibition Hall A)

Power Dance Kids combines Afro-Peruvian dance and fitness, led by professional dancer Francis Medrano. Enjoy upbeat music while learning easy and fun dance sequences that move the whole body. It’s a dance party for all ages!

If inclement weather, the program will be moved inside. See this page or call 608.261.4000 for weather information.