Lakeside Kids


Wednesdays 10-11am • Ages 4 and Up

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, SpPlus at 608.261.4070 or e-mail at least 48 hours prior to event.


28 Wayne the Wizard™ Magic & Ventriloquist Show

Location: Exhibition Hall

Wayne the Wizard has amazed audiences of all ages throughout Wisconsin for over 25 years. His shows include amazing magic, comedy ventriloquism, and audience participation.


19 The Physics Experience

Location: Exhibition Hall

Physics is the study of how things move, interact, and exchange energy. The Physics Experience (TPX) show is a fast-paced, engaging educational program, filled with demonstrations that help people understand the world around them, while having fun! TPX is based on The Wonders of Physics (TWoP) program from UW-Madison. Since 1984, TWoP has educated and entertained thousands of schoolchildren, families, and the general public.
Mike Randall is the President of TPX, and former TWoP Senior Outreach Administrator. He has over ten years’ experience in aerospace, military and industrial research; and over twenty years in formal and informal STEM education.

26 Stories & Songs about Nature, in English & Spanish – Clare Norelle

Location: Rooftop Garden (Exhibition Hall in the event of rain)

Come hear stories and songs about animals and trees, in English and in Spanish! Sing, move your body, and laugh along with storyteller Clare Norelle, in this presentation for kids and families.


2 The Carnival of The Animals – Rhapsody Arts Center

Location: Ballroom

Rhapsody Arts Center is proud to present this grand zoological fantasy! Join us for a musical tour of many animals, move to the music with your friends and enjoy short poems about each of the animals in the zoo; including lions, elephants and even pianists! Performed by the Rhapsody Trio and lead by Rhapsody Arts Center teaching artists, this program is sure to please the animal lover in all!