Group Tours2023-09-13T14:12:10+00:00

Madison WI Group Tours

Programs for 10 or more, available by advance reservation

Programs for 10 or More adults available by advanced Reservation

Monona Terrace Guided Tours are the best way to enjoy the best of what Monona Terrace has to offer. Learn about the storied history of Monona Terrace, the impact of the architecture, and its influence on downtown Madison.

Choose to end your tour with Champagne or Wine & Cheese! Tours are for 10 or more and available by advance reservation. Tours are typically 45 minutes in duration.”

Architecture Tour

Docents share the 60 year story of how Frank Lloyd Wright’s “dream civic center” designs were carried forward years later by Taliesin Architects.
Visitors will enjoy Wright’s trademarks of dramatic open spaces, strong geometric forms, and breathtaking view of Lake Monona.

The Wine & Cheese Tour and The Bubbly Tour

Groups of 25 or more are invited to pair their 45 minute tour with a reception, featuring wine and cheese or champagne and gourmet cupcakes made in our on-site bakery.

Inspired by Wright Tour and Activity

This hands-on Frank Lloyd Wright Tour demonstrates how Wright saw geometric shapes as underlying forms of nature and applied them to almost all his work. As you tour the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, you’ll learn how this unique site influenced Wright’s choice of geometry, which is expressed in nearly every aspect of the building and grounds. Then, you will use this newly gained knowledge and put together geometric forms to create your own Wright-inspired glass piece of art. This is an Essential Madison Experience, a hands-on experience designed for adults and young people alike. It’s authentic, immersive, and uniquely Madison.

Frequently asked


Does Monona Terrace offer tours, programs, and exhibits year round?2022-12-05T09:04:12+00:00

Tours and programs are available year round. Public tours are available Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 1pm. Adult Group Tours are available by advance reservation by completing a Reservation Request.

Exhibits at Monona Terrace are free and are available daily from 8:00am to 5:00pm. “Art on the Rooftop” is open to the public whenever the rooftop gardens are open. Please refer to our event calendar for closures.

Does Monona Terrace have bus parking?2022-12-05T09:07:12+00:00

Bus parking is available by request. Please contact Heather Sabin at if you need a location for bus drop-of or parking.

Does Monona Terrace still offer a Girls Scouts program?2022-12-05T09:08:43+00:00

Monona Terrace no longer offers an organized Girl Scouts program. However, we welcome Girl Scout Troops! Programs and tours can be arranged on an individual basis. Please contact Heather Sabin at

Does Monona Terrace provide food or beverages for tours?2022-12-05T09:09:58+00:00

Monona Terrace does not provide food or beverages for any tour, except for the Wine & Cheese or the Bubbly options. Student groups may bring sack lunches. Tables and chairs will be provided. 

During warmer months, everyone is encouraged to enjoy lunch or dinner at Lake Vista Cafe on our rooftop.

Come Visit Us!

Monona Terrace offers an interesting, inspirational experience for everyone. We look forward to introducing you to the life and work of Frank Lloyd Wright in one of his flagship designs – Monona Terrace.