Monona Terrace Student Programs
On guided tours, students explore how buildings are designed- from where architects draw inspiration to their choices of materials, shapes and scale. The tour engages students in thinking about the impact of buildings on themselves and their environments. $3/student
DISCover Domes Activity + Tour
Planning a field trip to the State Capitol to see the granddaddy of domes? Then visit Monona Terrace for hands-on dome building! This program begins with a tour highlighting the importance of domes and geometry at Monona Terrace. Through cooperative learning, student teams will use cardboard discs to build large scale domes and better understand these structures. $4/student
DISCover Structure Activity
Students will work in teams creating and building structures with cardboard discs. Facilitators will emphasize the structure of nature, skyscraper, or domes, based on your curriculum. $3/student
Froebel Block Workshop
Frank Lloyd Wright played with these wooden blocks as a youth and acknowledged them as an important influence on his architecture. In hands-on block workshops, students understand geometric designs and their connections to the larger world. Sessions take place at your school. $2/student
Planning Your Visit
Admission and Payment
Refer to program listings for student fees- please note payment is due two weeks in advance of your visit. Schools may qualify for reduced rates based on the percentage of children participating in free-and-reduced lunch programs, as determined by the Department of Public Instruction.
School staff receives complimentary admission. Group chaperones are $4/person for all programs. There must be at least one adult chaperone for every 10 students on the tour.
Lunch Space Options
Our rooftop, unless rented for private use, is available for tour groups to eat lunch outdoors. Nearby Olin Park and the Capitol Square are also good, no-cost, outdoor lunch options. Indoor lunch facilities at Monona Terrace are available for rental only.