Madison Events | February 2020

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If you are looking for a guide to keep you and your family entertained, we have got you covered with Madison events and happenings! February is bringing us *that* much closer to spring, and is full of Valentine’s events, indoor activities and winter fun! Check out Winterfest at Elver Park, Kids Night at the Edgewater (with Bucky Badger!), Disney on Ice and much more!

This month’s Guide is sponsored by READ(y) to Wear by Madison Reading Project.

In 2017, Madison Reading Project launched Read(y) to Wear, a paper inspired benefit fashion.  This exciting event brings together lovers of reading and fashion to see how creative the competing teams can get with paper as the main material of their design.

Teams will compete for the title of Madison Reading Project’s 2020 Read(y) to Wear Design Team and the Best Use of Paper. The night’s main event is the catwalk with tons of fun before the models walk including a cash bar, a raffle which includes a chance to win jewelry from William Thomas Jewelers valued at $2,000, a dessert bar, a wine pull, music, and a craft table.

This year’s event will take place on February 8, 2020 from 8:00pm-10:00pm. Click here to purchase tickets to this fun event!

Guides for area libraries, open swim times, and open play/jump activities can be found near the end of this post. This is by no means a comprehensive list. If you know of any fun family activities or Madison events we have missed, please let us know in the comments or feel free to add it here.



Upcoming Madison Events

Jan
24
Star Wars Day Camp at Code Ninjas
Star Wars STEM Day Camp @ Code Ninjas Do your kiddos love Star Wars? Are they prepared to embark on the greatest adventure ever seen in a galaxy long ago and far away? Our camp is packed full of fun a...
Jan
24
Baby Lapsit Story Time | Middleton Public Library
Baby Lapsit Storytime (pre-walkers) Fridays @ 9:30am* Songs, rhymes, and short, interactive books specifically designed for young babies. *No storytimes November 29.
Jan
24
Winter Magic Zumbini Session
For ages 0-4 with a caregiver, Zumbini combines music and dancing with learning for you and your little one. It’s a workout, brain builder, and a bonding experience all in one!
Jan
24
Open Play | Play N WI
Our all day, unlimited open gym play sessions allow children the benefits of fun-filled physical activity. Toddlers, tweens and even grandparents will enjoy our brightly decorated, 12,000+ square foot...
Jan
24
Little Sprouts Story and Stroll: The Great Kapok Tree
Join us for our Adventures Among Trees Little Sprouts Story and Stroll classes! Attend one class or more as a series. Classes are nature and literature-based early childhood programs designed to meet ...
Jan
24
$6 Disney Classics at Marcus Theatres
Relive the magic of classic Disney films during the Enchanted Tales Film Series at participating Marcus Theatres! This season’s line-up features a collection of favorites on Fridays, Saturdays and S...
Jan
24
$6 Disney Classics at Marcus Theatres
Relive the magic of classic Disney films during the Enchanted Tales Film Series at participating Marcus Theatres! This season’s line-up features a collection of favorites on Fridays, Saturdays and S...
Jan
24
Rainforest Rhythms
Experience the beauty and variety of the Polynesian performing arts with a performance from Barefoot Hawaiian of Des Plaines, IL. Elements of their performance will include Hawaiian Hula, the Tahitian...
Jan
24
Beads and Threads | MCM
Get Crafty with Us! Using beads, yarn, fabric, and thread, we will create a variety of crafts boosting fine-motor skills, dexterity, and hand-eye coordination. Each week will bring a new project, incl...
Jan
24
Aloha $5 Friday Family Yoga
Join Haumea for Family Yoga! We will be together for one hour of movement, breathwork, fun and mindfulness for the whole family! Please note, this class is geared towards children ages 3+ but of cours...
Jan
24
Monsters of Destruction | Alliant Energy Center
WHAT: Monsters Of Destruction MONSTER TRUCKS: Tailgator War Wizard Barbarian Against The Grain Bad Habit ALSO FEATURING: WEAVER AUTO PARTS Pit Party… Come Two Comes early to meet your favorite drive...
Jan
25
Kids in the Rotunda | Overture Center
From award-winning folk singers and zany jugglers, to friendly furry animals and traditional Indian dancing, our popular Kids in the Rotunda series for families is sure to engage, educate and entertai...
Jan
25
Kids Yoga with little om BIG OM
Bring your little yogis to DreamBank for an imaginative session on the mat! Yoga instructors from little om BIG OM weave stories, games, and music together for a fun class that helps kids increase the...
Jan
25
FAMILY: Kids Yoga with little om BIG OM
Bring your little yogis to DreamBank for an imaginative session on the mat! Yoga instructors from little om BIG OM weave stories, games, and music together for a fun class that helps kids increase the...
Jan
25
Open Play | Play N WI
Our all day, unlimited open gym play sessions allow children the benefits of fun-filled physical activity. Toddlers, tweens and even grandparents will enjoy our brightly decorated, 12,000+ square foot...
Jan
25
Saturday Science Workshop | UW Space Place
Space Place family workshops are offered during the school year on Saturdays at 10 a.m. for children ages 6-10 and their families. The workshops are free and open to the public. No registration is req...
Jan
25
$6 Disney Classics at Marcus Theatres
Relive the magic of classic Disney films during the Enchanted Tales Film Series at participating Marcus Theatres! This season’s line-up features a collection of favorites on Fridays, Saturdays and S...
Jan
25
Kids in the Rotunda | Overture Center
From award-winning folk singers and zany jugglers, to friendly furry animals and traditional Indian dancing, our popular Kids in the Rotunda series for families is sure to engage, educate and entertai...
Jan
25
UW Women’s Basketball | UW Madison
2019-2020 Schedule: October 30 at 7:00pm VS UW Whitewater November 5 at 7:00pm VS North Florida November 10 at 2:00pm VS Wofford November 17 at 6:00pm VS Milwaukee November 26 at 7:00pm VS Eastern Ill...
Jan
25
Story Time and Activities | Barnes and Noble West Towne
Upcoming Story Time Activities: Storytime and Activities Featuring Grumpy Monkey Special Event, Storytime, Children’s Event (Children’s) Saturday January 04, 2020 11:00 AM Jim the chi...
Jan
25
Kids in the Rotunda | Overture Center
From award-winning folk singers and zany jugglers, to friendly furry animals and traditional Indian dancing, our popular Kids in the Rotunda series for families is sure to engage, educate and entertai...
Jan
25
Madtown Twisters-Family Open Gym
Family Open Gym is for any age children with parents. Enjoy our gym filled with trampolines, obstacle courses, bounce house, foam pit, ninja courses and more! 2 smaller gyms with equipment specificall...
Jan
25
Clay Snowman Dish
Come make a snowman dish. You will have 2 pounds of clay to create a large 3 section snowman dish, or maybe make two or three smaller dishes. The price is $29 for the two pounds of clay. Families are ...
Jan
26
$6 Disney Classics at Marcus Theatres
Relive the magic of classic Disney films during the Enchanted Tales Film Series at participating Marcus Theatres! This season’s line-up features a collection of favorites on Fridays, Saturdays and S...
Jan
26
Free Family Fun Day
Beat cabin fever at this community-wide fun day! FREE bouncy houses, face painting, games and desserts, a $5 taco bar lunch and optional sessions to learn about our popular year-round early childhood ...
Jan
26
Open Play | Play N WI
Our all day, unlimited open gym play sessions allow children the benefits of fun-filled physical activity. Toddlers, tweens and even grandparents will enjoy our brightly decorated, 12,000+ square foot...
Jan
26
Monsters of Destruction | Alliant Energy Center
WHAT: Monsters Of Destruction MONSTER TRUCKS: Tailgator War Wizard Barbarian Against The Grain Bad Habit ALSO FEATURING: WEAVER AUTO PARTS Pit Party… Come Two Comes early to meet your favorite drive...
Jan
27
Anytime Ticket
Monday’s 9am-3pm Any 3 hours for $25!
Jan
27
Open Play | Keva Sports Center
Don’t you wish you had as much energy as your kids? Well, fuel up with coffee from our concession area and you may have just enough to run around with them during our Open Play time. Open Play is ju...
Jan
27
Preschool Story Time | Fitchburg Public Library
Preschool storytime is a 30 minute program for those who are able to sit through longer stories and participate in more advanced activities. Featuring stories, songs and movement activities. Suggested...
Jan
27
Open Play | Play N WI
Our all day, unlimited open gym play sessions allow children the benefits of fun-filled physical activity. Toddlers, tweens and even grandparents will enjoy our brightly decorated, 12,000+ square foot...
Jan
27
Preschool Story Time | Fitchburg Public Library
Preschool storytime is a 30 minute program for those who are able to sit through longer stories and participate in more advanced activities. Featuring stories, songs and movement activities. Suggested...
Jan
27
Open Play | Urban Air Adventure Park
Open Play 4:00 – 8:00pm Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Jan
27
Monday Night Kid Music with David Landau
This is a popular music series for kids age 2-8 and their grown-ups. The kids dance and laugh and have a great time. The parents tolerate it just fine. One would not think that a neighborhood tavern w...
Jan
28
Open Play | Keva Sports Center
Don’t you wish you had as much energy as your kids? Well, fuel up with coffee from our concession area and you may have just enough to run around with them during our Open Play time. Open Play is ju...
Jan
28
Everybody Story Time | Verona Public Library
Stories, songs and crafts for children and their caregivers. 30 minutes. No registration. Ages 0 – 5. To request sign language interpretation or other accommodation for special needs, please con...
Jan
28
Big Kids Story Time | Middleton Public Library
Big Kids Storytime In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell) Big Kids Storytimes (ages 3-6) Tuesdays @ 9:30am & 10:30am* Books, music, and movement activities followed by a craft...
Jan
28
Open Play | Play N WI
Our all day, unlimited open gym play sessions allow children the benefits of fun-filled physical activity. Toddlers, tweens and even grandparents will enjoy our brightly decorated, 12,000+ square foot...
Jan
28
New Beginnings: Support Through the 4th Trimester
The weeks following birth are a critical period for both mothers and their infants. New Beginnings provides new mothers the opportunity to get together, make new friends, share their parenting experie...
Jan
28
Little Sprouts Story and Stroll: The Great Kapok Tree
Join us for our Adventures Among Trees Little Sprouts Story and Stroll classes! Attend one class or more as a series. Classes are nature and literature-based early childhood programs designed to meet ...
Jan
28
Stories, Fingerplays and More | Barnes and Noble West Towne
Join in as our Barnes & Noble staff members share stories and songs with children, ages 2 to 6, and their families.
Jan
28
Big Kids Story Time | Middleton Public Library
Big Kids Storytime In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell) Big Kids Storytimes (ages 3-6) Tuesdays @ 9:30am & 10:30am* Books, music, and movement activities followed by a craft...
Jan
28
Lunch & Legos
Kids will help prepare their own food & enjoy a series of lego-themed challenges and craft options. Price includes lunch.
Jan
28
Open Play | Urban Air Adventure Park
Open Play 4:00 – 8:00pm Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Jan
29
Open House at Madison Community Montessori School
Join us to learn what the Montessori Method is all about! On Wednesday, January 29, we open our doors and invite you to visit our beautifully prepared classrooms and the opportunity to meet with our i...
Jan
29
Little Kids Story Time | Middleton Public Library
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell) (event is over) Little Kids Storytime (ages 2-3) Wednesdays @ 9:30am & 10:30am* Books, music, and movement activities followed by a craf...
Jan
29
Toddler Story Time | Verona Public Library
Stories, songs, dancing, & crafts for toddlers and their caregivers. 30 minutes. No registration. For ages 1 and 2. To request sign language interpretation or other accommodation for special need...
Jan
29
Open Play | Play N WI
Our all day, unlimited open gym play sessions allow children the benefits of fun-filled physical activity. Toddlers, tweens and even grandparents will enjoy our brightly decorated, 12,000+ square foot...
Jan
29
Stories and Sculpting | Alicia Ashman Library
Preschool Storytime plus sculpting! We’ll start with some books, songs, and an app of the week, then explore different methods of creating sculptures each week. Be sure to wear clothes that can ...
Jan
29
Story Circle | MCM
Circle up for storytime at Madison Children’s Museum! Join us for a weekly storybook reading for early learners.
Jan
29
Preschool Story Time | Verona Public Library
Verona Public Library Story Time Room Stories, songs and crafts. Child may attend independently or with an adult. 30 minutes. No registration. For ages 3-5. To request sign language interpretation or ...
Jan
29
Wiggle and Jump | MCM
Get up! Get moving! Join us in exploring active games geared for our youngest visitors in the Celebrations Room!
Jan
29
Open Play | Urban Air Adventure Park
Open Play 4:00 – 8:00pm Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Jan
29
Free Family Night | Madison Children’s Museum
On the first open Wednesday night of each month, MCM invites our entire community to enjoy the museum for free. Free Family Night is a great time for first-time visitors to enjoy the museum and is a p...
Jan
29
Prospective Family Night at Madison Country Day School
Consider Madison Country Day School for Fall 2020! Serving students in Pre-Kindergarten through High School. Join other prospective families to learn more about our school and how it may be the right ...
Jan
30
Open Play | Keva Sports Center
Don’t you wish you had as much energy as your kids? Well, fuel up with coffee from our concession area and you may have just enough to run around with them during our Open Play time. Open Play is ju...
Jan
30
Tiny Tots Story Time | Middleton Public Library
In the downstairs New Programming Room (through the lobby stairwell) Tiny Tots Storytime (ages 1-2) Thursdays @ 9:30 & 10:30am* Songs, rhymes, puppets, music, and short books. *No in-library story...
Jan
30
Open Play | Play N WI
Our all day, unlimited open gym play sessions allow children the benefits of fun-filled physical activity. Toddlers, tweens and even grandparents will enjoy our brightly decorated, 12,000+ square foot...
Jan
30
Lily Pad Theater | MCM
Sing, Dance, Listen, Move! We will generate creativity and imagination using songs, music, movement, and storytime activities during Lily Pad Theater. Additionally, we will use puppets and flannel pie...
Jan
30
Open Play | Urban Air Adventure Park
Open Play 4:00 – 8:00pm Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Jan
31
Baby Lapsit Story Time | Middleton Public Library
Baby Lapsit Storytime (pre-walkers) Fridays @ 9:30am* Songs, rhymes, and short, interactive books specifically designed for young babies. *No storytimes November 29.
Jan
31
Open Play | Play N WI
Our all day, unlimited open gym play sessions allow children the benefits of fun-filled physical activity. Toddlers, tweens and even grandparents will enjoy our brightly decorated, 12,000+ square foot...
Jan
31
Beads and Threads | MCM
Get Crafty with Us! Using beads, yarn, fabric, and thread, we will create a variety of crafts boosting fine-motor skills, dexterity, and hand-eye coordination. Each week will bring a new project, incl...
Feb
1
Kids in the Rotunda | Overture Center
From award-winning folk singers and zany jugglers, to friendly furry animals and traditional Indian dancing, our popular Kids in the Rotunda series for families is sure to engage, educate and entertai...
Feb
1
FAMILY: Winter Family Crafts
Bring the kids and create your very own winter-themed masterpiece at DreamBank! Join us on this cold winter morning and help your child discover their inner artistic visions. We’ll provide the suppl...
Feb
1
Childbirth Essentials Part 1 & 2
You can and deserve to have an empowering and fulfilling experience no matter how your birth unfolds! The first step is gaining the knowledge and tools you’ll need- your birth essentials. Join u...
Feb
1
Open Play | Play N WI
Our all day, unlimited open gym play sessions allow children the benefits of fun-filled physical activity. Toddlers, tweens and even grandparents will enjoy our brightly decorated, 12,000+ square foot...
Feb
1
Saturday Science Workshop | UW Space Place
Space Place family workshops are offered during the school year on Saturdays at 10 a.m. for children ages 6-10 and their families. The workshops are free and open to the public. No registration is req...
Feb
1
Winterfest Kids “Sports and Arts” | Elver Park
Madison Winter Festival weekend is a kid-friendly affair with FREE events and activities specifically designed for the younger set. Kids will have a chance to express their athletic and creative talen...
Feb
1
National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day | Chocolate Shoppe
👏 National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day is absolutely, without a doubt, one of our favorite times of the year! 🥳 It’s the day when you can reach for your ice cream spoon without judgment, f...
Feb
1
Bring on Spring Concert with David Landau | Verona High School
Let’s enjoy free family fun! David Landau is a local, legendary children’s performer so get ready to bop in your seat, move your feet and sing along! This is fun for the whole family, babi...
Feb
1
Bring On Spring Concert
David Landau is a former first grade teacher, an award-winning musician and entertainer, and he is very funny. His personal appearances are upbeat musical programs that keep children engaged and const...
Feb
1
Kids in the Rotunda | Overture Center
From award-winning folk singers and zany jugglers, to friendly furry animals and traditional Indian dancing, our popular Kids in the Rotunda series for families is sure to engage, educate and entertai...
Feb
1
Story Time and Activities | Barnes and Noble West Towne
Upcoming Story Time Activities: Storytime and Activities Featuring Grumpy Monkey Special Event, Storytime, Children’s Event (Children’s) Saturday January 04, 2020 11:00 AM Jim the chi...
Feb
1
Kids in the Rotunda | Overture Center
From award-winning folk singers and zany jugglers, to friendly furry animals and traditional Indian dancing, our popular Kids in the Rotunda series for families is sure to engage, educate and entertai...
Feb
1
Madtown Twisters-Family Open Gym
Family Open Gym is for any age children with parents. Enjoy our gym filled with trampolines, obstacle courses, bounce house, foam pit, ninja courses and more! 2 smaller gyms with equipment specificall...
Feb
2
Winterfest Kids “Sports and Arts” | Elver Park
Madison Winter Festival weekend is a kid-friendly affair with FREE events and activities specifically designed for the younger set. Kids will have a chance to express their athletic and creative talen...
Feb
2
Open Play | Play N WI
Our all day, unlimited open gym play sessions allow children the benefits of fun-filled physical activity. Toddlers, tweens and even grandparents will enjoy our brightly decorated, 12,000+ square foot...
Feb
3
Open Play | Keva Sports Center
Don’t you wish you had as much energy as your kids? Well, fuel up with coffee from our concession area and you may have just enough to run around with them during our Open Play time. Open Play is ju...
Feb
3
Preschool Story Time | Fitchburg Public Library
Preschool storytime is a 30 minute program for those who are able to sit through longer stories and participate in more advanced activities. Featuring stories, songs and movement activities. Suggested...
Feb
3
Open Play | Play N WI
Our all day, unlimited open gym play sessions allow children the benefits of fun-filled physical activity. Toddlers, tweens and even grandparents will enjoy our brightly decorated, 12,000+ square foot...
Feb
3
Preschool Story Time | Fitchburg Public Library
Preschool storytime is a 30 minute program for those who are able to sit through longer stories and participate in more advanced activities. Featuring stories, songs and movement activities. Suggested...
Feb
3
Open Play | Urban Air Adventure Park
Open Play 4:00 – 8:00pm Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Feb
3
Monday Night Kid Music with David Landau
This is a popular music series for kids age 2-8 and their grown-ups. The kids dance and laugh and have a great time. The parents tolerate it just fine. One would not think that a neighborhood tavern w...
Feb
3
Little Om Big Om | Middleton Public Library
Join Jamie from little om BIG OM for a fun, free family yoga class at Middleton Public Library! This class is geared towards toddlers and preschool-age kids! Families are invited to explore playful yo...
Feb
4
Open Play | Keva Sports Center
Don’t you wish you had as much energy as your kids? Well, fuel up with coffee from our concession area and you may have just enough to run around with them during our Open Play time. Open Play is ju...
Feb
4
Everybody Story Time | Verona Public Library
Stories, songs and crafts for children and their caregivers. 30 minutes. No registration. Ages 0 – 5. To request sign language interpretation or other accommodation for special needs, please con...
Feb
4
Big Kids Story Time | Middleton Public Library
Big Kids Storytime In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell) Big Kids Storytimes (ages 3-6) Tuesdays @ 9:30am & 10:30am* Books, music, and movement activities followed by a craft...
Feb
4
Open Play | Play N WI
Our all day, unlimited open gym play sessions allow children the benefits of fun-filled physical activity. Toddlers, tweens and even grandparents will enjoy our brightly decorated, 12,000+ square foot...
Feb
4
New Beginnings: Support Through the 4th Trimester
The weeks following birth are a critical period for both mothers and their infants. New Beginnings provides new mothers the opportunity to get together, make new friends, share their parenting experie...
Feb
4
Stories, Fingerplays and More | Barnes and Noble West Towne
Join in as our Barnes & Noble staff members share stories and songs with children, ages 2 to 6, and their families.
Feb
4
Big Kids Story Time | Middleton Public Library
Big Kids Storytime In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell) Big Kids Storytimes (ages 3-6) Tuesdays @ 9:30am & 10:30am* Books, music, and movement activities followed by a craft...
Feb
4
Lunch & Legos
Kids will help prepare their own food & enjoy a series of lego-themed challenges and craft options. Price includes lunch.
Feb
4
Open Play | Urban Air Adventure Park
Open Play 4:00 – 8:00pm Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Feb
4
Kid’s Night with Bucky Badger | The Edgewater
Skate with our favorite Badger under the stars and warm up with free hot chocolate! Kids under 12 skate free. EVENT DETAILS The ice rink opens at 4 p.m. Bucky will appear at 6 p.m. The rink closes at ...
Feb
5
Little Kids Story Time | Middleton Public Library
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell) (event is over) Little Kids Storytime (ages 2-3) Wednesdays @ 9:30am & 10:30am* Books, music, and movement activities followed by a craf...
Feb
5
Toddler Story Time | Verona Public Library
Stories, songs, dancing, & crafts for toddlers and their caregivers. 30 minutes. No registration. For ages 1 and 2. To request sign language interpretation or other accommodation for special need...
Feb
5
Open Play | Play N WI
Our all day, unlimited open gym play sessions allow children the benefits of fun-filled physical activity. Toddlers, tweens and even grandparents will enjoy our brightly decorated, 12,000+ square foot...
Feb
5
Stories and Sculpting | Alicia Ashman Library
Preschool Storytime plus sculpting! We’ll start with some books, songs, and an app of the week, then explore different methods of creating sculptures each week. Be sure to wear clothes that can ...
Feb
5
Story Circle | MCM
Circle up for storytime at Madison Children’s Museum! Join us for a weekly storybook reading for early learners.
Feb
5
Preschool Story Time | Verona Public Library
Verona Public Library Story Time Room Stories, songs and crafts. Child may attend independently or with an adult. 30 minutes. No registration. For ages 3-5. To request sign language interpretation or ...
Feb
5
Wiggle and Jump | MCM
Get up! Get moving! Join us in exploring active games geared for our youngest visitors in the Celebrations Room!
Feb
5
Open Play | Urban Air Adventure Park
Open Play 4:00 – 8:00pm Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Feb
5
Free Family Night | Madison Children’s Museum
On the first open Wednesday night of each month, MCM invites our entire community to enjoy the museum for free. Free Family Night is a great time for first-time visitors to enjoy the museum and is a p...
Feb
6
Open Play | Keva Sports Center
Don’t you wish you had as much energy as your kids? Well, fuel up with coffee from our concession area and you may have just enough to run around with them during our Open Play time. Open Play is ju...
Feb
6
Tiny Tots Story Time | Middleton Public Library
In the downstairs New Programming Room (through the lobby stairwell) Tiny Tots Storytime (ages 1-2) Thursdays @ 9:30 & 10:30am* Songs, rhymes, puppets, music, and short books. *No in-library story...
Feb
6
Open Play | Play N WI
Our all day, unlimited open gym play sessions allow children the benefits of fun-filled physical activity. Toddlers, tweens and even grandparents will enjoy our brightly decorated, 12,000+ square foot...
Feb
6
Morning Play Date
Spend a morning meeting new friends at DreamBank! While the kids enjoy interactive story time and crafts, grown-ups can explore our exhibit and enjoy a cup of coffee in our inspiring space. Free snack...
Feb
6
Lily Pad Theater | MCM
Sing, Dance, Listen, Move! We will generate creativity and imagination using songs, music, movement, and storytime activities during Lily Pad Theater. Additionally, we will use puppets and flannel pie...
Feb
6
Open Play | Urban Air Adventure Park
Open Play 4:00 – 8:00pm Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Feb
6
UW Women’s Basketball | UW Madison
2019-2020 Schedule: October 30 at 7:00pm VS UW Whitewater November 5 at 7:00pm VS North Florida November 10 at 2:00pm VS Wofford November 17 at 6:00pm VS Milwaukee November 26 at 7:00pm VS Eastern Ill...
Feb
6
Disney on Ice | Alliant Energy Center
Believing is just the beginning for your favorite Disney heroes at Disney On Ice presents Dream Big! Miguel aspires to be a musician and journeys through the Land of the Dead to unlock his family’s...
Feb
7
Baby Lapsit Story Time | Middleton Public Library
Baby Lapsit Storytime (pre-walkers) Fridays @ 9:30am* Songs, rhymes, and short, interactive books specifically designed for young babies. *No storytimes November 29.
Feb
7
Open Play | Play N WI
Our all day, unlimited open gym play sessions allow children the benefits of fun-filled physical activity. Toddlers, tweens and even grandparents will enjoy our brightly decorated, 12,000+ square foot...
Feb
7
Little Sprouts Story and Stroll: Elephants
Join us for our Animals in the Jungle Little Sprouts Story and Stroll classes! Attend one class or more as a series. Classes are nature and literature-based early childhood programs designed to meet t...
Feb
7
Beads and Threads | MCM
Get Crafty with Us! Using beads, yarn, fabric, and thread, we will create a variety of crafts boosting fine-motor skills, dexterity, and hand-eye coordination. Each week will bring a new project, incl...
Feb
7
Groove and Glide | Warner Park
Lace-up your ice skates for a fun Friday night at Warner Park! We’ll bring the music, games and prizes and you bring yourself, a date or the whole family. All ages and experience levels are welc...
Feb
7
Create Your Own Cast Iron Art: Clay Mold Design Workshop
Join us for a unique opportunity to make your own cast iron art using soft oil clay and cookie cutters! Once your clay sculpting is complete, FeLion Studios will create a sand mold around your design ...
Feb
7
Disney on Ice | Alliant Energy Center
Believing is just the beginning for your favorite Disney heroes at Disney On Ice presents Dream Big! Miguel aspires to be a musician and journeys through the Land of the Dead to unlock his family’s...
Feb
8
Kids in the Rotunda | Overture Center
From award-winning folk singers and zany jugglers, to friendly furry animals and traditional Indian dancing, our popular Kids in the Rotunda series for families is sure to engage, educate and entertai...
Feb
8
Haumea Kids Yoga Series
What life lessons do you want your child to learn? Self respect? Compassion? Relaxation? Inner strength? If you answered yes, join us for our Haumea Kids Yoga 6 week series! We will explore movement, ...
Feb
8
Open Play | Play N WI
Our all day, unlimited open gym play sessions allow children the benefits of fun-filled physical activity. Toddlers, tweens and even grandparents will enjoy our brightly decorated, 12,000+ square foot...
Feb
8
Saturday Science Workshop | UW Space Place
Space Place family workshops are offered during the school year on Saturdays at 10 a.m. for children ages 6-10 and their families. The workshops are free and open to the public. No registration is req...
Feb
8
Saturday Science at Discovery: Secret Science of Sports
Discover the science behind your favorite sports at this free monthly event for kids and families! Meet UW student-athletes from Badgers Give Back, test your strength and knowledge, explore the life o...
Feb
8
Frozen Assets Festival | The Edgewater
Join Clean Lakes Alliance at The Edgewater for the Frozen Assets Festival, presented by Lands’ End! Come down to frozen Lake Mendota for FREE, family-friendly activities on Saturday, February 8t...
Feb
8
Music with Corey | BECM
Music with Corey is a fun and interactive musical experience for toddlers, preschool aged children, and their families. Come join in the fun, sing songs, and play along. Corey Mathew Hart is a certifi...
Feb
8
UHP Parent Cooperative Open House and Playgroup
Our Open House is now rescheduled! Please come visit our preschool, meet the teachers, and find out more information about attending UHP! We love to learn and play! UHP is a play-based, parent co-op, ...
Feb
8
Free Preschool Playgroup
Saturday Playgroup at University Houses Preschool Come along to play and explore with your little ones. Bring a snack and talk to other families while the kids enjoy the toys and dramatic play area. W...
Feb
8
Rainforest Rhythms – Atimevu Drum Ensemble
Experience the excitement of Atimevu – a Madison based band that has been playing traditional music from Ghana, West Africa for the last 15 years. Master drummer Emmanuel Eku has toured the worl...
Feb
8
Kids in the Rotunda | Overture Center
From award-winning folk singers and zany jugglers, to friendly furry animals and traditional Indian dancing, our popular Kids in the Rotunda series for families is sure to engage, educate and entertai...
Feb
8
Story Time and Activities | Barnes and Noble West Towne
Upcoming Story Time Activities: Storytime and Activities Featuring Grumpy Monkey Special Event, Storytime, Children’s Event (Children’s) Saturday January 04, 2020 11:00 AM Jim the chi...
Feb
8
Physics Fair
An annual open house with hands-on demos + activities, lab tours, and informal conversations with physicists.
Feb
8
Robot Builders Workshop at Code Ninjas (NEW!)
BRAND NEW WORKSHOP! Build and Code your very own UB-Tech Robot (Jimu)! In this 3-hour workshop, your child will learn how to build their very own robot from scratch and code it! After the workshop is ...
Feb
8
WINTER CARNIVAL FAMILY FUN
Join Badgers of all ages for an afternoon of family-friendly, winter-themed activities. This is a great chance to experience Alumni Park in winter as you enjoy an outdoor dance party and views of Lady...
Feb
8
Art Spin! A Celebration of Black History Month
Join us for a celebration of Black History Month as we explore storytelling and create puppets with local artist Anwar Floyd Pruitt.
Feb
8
Art Spin! A Celebration of Black History Month
Join us for a celebration of Black History Month as we explore storytelling and create puppets with local artist Anwar Floyd Pruitt.
Feb
8
Breastfeeding Essentials
Hoping to breastfeed but not sure what to expect? Gain familiarity with the process as we cover the basics of breastfeeding in the early days postpartum. Gather tools for success and become empowered ...
Feb
8
Kids in the Rotunda | Overture Center
From award-winning folk singers and zany jugglers, to friendly furry animals and traditional Indian dancing, our popular Kids in the Rotunda series for families is sure to engage, educate and entertai...
Feb
8
Wonders of Physics
A fast-paced presentation of physics demonstrations, designed to inspire interest in physics among people of all ages Free, but tickets are required. Visit https://wonders.physics.wisc.edu/annual-show...
Feb
8
Madtown Twisters-Family Open Gym
Family Open Gym is for any age children with parents. Enjoy our gym filled with trampolines, obstacle courses, bounce house, foam pit, ninja courses and more! 2 smaller gyms with equipment specificall...
Feb
8
Disney on Ice | Alliant Energy Center
Believing is just the beginning for your favorite Disney heroes at Disney On Ice presents Dream Big! Miguel aspires to be a musician and journeys through the Land of the Dead to unlock his family’s...
Feb
9
Open Play | Play N WI
Our all day, unlimited open gym play sessions allow children the benefits of fun-filled physical activity. Toddlers, tweens and even grandparents will enjoy our brightly decorated, 12,000+ square foot...
Feb
9
Wonders of Physics
A fast-paced presentation of physics demonstrations, designed to inspire interest in physics among people of all ages Free, but tickets are required. Visit https://wonders.physics.wisc.edu/annual-show...
Feb
9
Disney on Ice | Alliant Energy Center
Believing is just the beginning for your favorite Disney heroes at Disney On Ice presents Dream Big! Miguel aspires to be a musician and journeys through the Land of the Dead to unlock his family’s...
Feb
10
Open Play | Keva Sports Center
Don’t you wish you had as much energy as your kids? Well, fuel up with coffee from our concession area and you may have just enough to run around with them during our Open Play time. Open Play is ju...
Feb
10
Preschool Story Time | Fitchburg Public Library
Preschool storytime is a 30 minute program for those who are able to sit through longer stories and participate in more advanced activities. Featuring stories, songs and movement activities. Suggested...
Feb
10
Open Play | Play N WI
Our all day, unlimited open gym play sessions allow children the benefits of fun-filled physical activity. Toddlers, tweens and even grandparents will enjoy our brightly decorated, 12,000+ square foot...
Feb
10
FAMILY Music Lab with Julie Mazer
Uncover your little one’s innate musicality with music-making activities using their voice, body and instruments! Local early childhood music teacher, Julie Mazer, will guide your child’s journey ...
Feb
10
Preschool Story Time | Fitchburg Public Library
Preschool storytime is a 30 minute program for those who are able to sit through longer stories and participate in more advanced activities. Featuring stories, songs and movement activities. Suggested...
Feb
10
Open Play | Urban Air Adventure Park
Open Play 4:00 – 8:00pm Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Feb
10
Monday Night Kid Music with David Landau
This is a popular music series for kids age 2-8 and their grown-ups. The kids dance and laugh and have a great time. The parents tolerate it just fine. One would not think that a neighborhood tavern w...
Feb
11
Open Play | Keva Sports Center
Don’t you wish you had as much energy as your kids? Well, fuel up with coffee from our concession area and you may have just enough to run around with them during our Open Play time. Open Play is ju...
Feb
11
Everybody Story Time | Verona Public Library
Stories, songs and crafts for children and their caregivers. 30 minutes. No registration. Ages 0 – 5. To request sign language interpretation or other accommodation for special needs, please con...
Feb
11
Big Kids Story Time | Middleton Public Library
Big Kids Storytime In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell) Big Kids Storytimes (ages 3-6) Tuesdays @ 9:30am & 10:30am* Books, music, and movement activities followed by a craft...
Feb
11
Open Play | Play N WI
Our all day, unlimited open gym play sessions allow children the benefits of fun-filled physical activity. Toddlers, tweens and even grandparents will enjoy our brightly decorated, 12,000+ square foot...
Feb
11
New Beginnings: Support Through the 4th Trimester
The weeks following birth are a critical period for both mothers and their infants. New Beginnings provides new mothers the opportunity to get together, make new friends, share their parenting experie...
Feb
11
Stories, Fingerplays and More | Barnes and Noble West Towne
Join in as our Barnes & Noble staff members share stories and songs with children, ages 2 to 6, and their families.
Feb
11
Big Kids Story Time | Middleton Public Library
Big Kids Storytime In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell) Big Kids Storytimes (ages 3-6) Tuesdays @ 9:30am & 10:30am* Books, music, and movement activities followed by a craft...
Feb
11
Lunch & Legos
Kids will help prepare their own food & enjoy a series of lego-themed challenges and craft options. Price includes lunch.
Feb
11
Open Play | Urban Air Adventure Park
Open Play 4:00 – 8:00pm Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Feb
12
Little Kids Story Time | Middleton Public Library
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell) (event is over) Little Kids Storytime (ages 2-3) Wednesdays @ 9:30am & 10:30am* Books, music, and movement activities followed by a craf...
Feb
12
Toddler Story Time | Verona Public Library
Stories, songs, dancing, & crafts for toddlers and their caregivers. 30 minutes. No registration. For ages 1 and 2. To request sign language interpretation or other accommodation for special need...
Feb
12
Open Play | Play N WI
Our all day, unlimited open gym play sessions allow children the benefits of fun-filled physical activity. Toddlers, tweens and even grandparents will enjoy our brightly decorated, 12,000+ square foot...
Feb
12
Stories and Sculpting | Alicia Ashman Library
Preschool Storytime plus sculpting! We’ll start with some books, songs, and an app of the week, then explore different methods of creating sculptures each week. Be sure to wear clothes that can ...
Feb
12
Story Circle | MCM
Circle up for storytime at Madison Children’s Museum! Join us for a weekly storybook reading for early learners.
Feb
12
Preschool Story Time | Verona Public Library
Verona Public Library Story Time Room Stories, songs and crafts. Child may attend independently or with an adult. 30 minutes. No registration. For ages 3-5. To request sign language interpretation or ...
Feb
12
Wiggle and Jump | MCM
Get up! Get moving! Join us in exploring active games geared for our youngest visitors in the Celebrations Room!
Feb
12
Open Play | Urban Air Adventure Park
Open Play 4:00 – 8:00pm Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Feb
12
Free Family Night | Madison Children’s Museum
On the first open Wednesday night of each month, MCM invites our entire community to enjoy the museum for free. Free Family Night is a great time for first-time visitors to enjoy the museum and is a p...
Feb
13
Open Play | Keva Sports Center
Don’t you wish you had as much energy as your kids? Well, fuel up with coffee from our concession area and you may have just enough to run around with them during our Open Play time. Open Play is ju...
Feb
13
Tiny Tots Story Time | Middleton Public Library
In the downstairs New Programming Room (through the lobby stairwell) Tiny Tots Storytime (ages 1-2) Thursdays @ 9:30 & 10:30am* Songs, rhymes, puppets, music, and short books. *No in-library story...
Feb
13
Open Play | Play N WI
Our all day, unlimited open gym play sessions allow children the benefits of fun-filled physical activity. Toddlers, tweens and even grandparents will enjoy our brightly decorated, 12,000+ square foot...
Feb
13
Lily Pad Theater | MCM
Sing, Dance, Listen, Move! We will generate creativity and imagination using songs, music, movement, and storytime activities during Lily Pad Theater. Additionally, we will use puppets and flannel pie...
Feb
13
Open Play | Urban Air Adventure Park
Open Play 4:00 – 8:00pm Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Feb
13
UW Women’s Basketball | UW Madison
2019-2020 Schedule: October 30 at 7:00pm VS UW Whitewater November 5 at 7:00pm VS North Florida November 10 at 2:00pm VS Wofford November 17 at 6:00pm VS Milwaukee November 26 at 7:00pm VS Eastern Ill...
Feb
14
Baby Lapsit Story Time | Middleton Public Library
Baby Lapsit Storytime (pre-walkers) Fridays @ 9:30am* Songs, rhymes, and short, interactive books specifically designed for young babies. *No storytimes November 29.
Feb
14
Open Play | Play N WI
Our all day, unlimited open gym play sessions allow children the benefits of fun-filled physical activity. Toddlers, tweens and even grandparents will enjoy our brightly decorated, 12,000+ square foot...
Feb
14
$6 Disney Classics at Marcus Theatres
Relive the magic of classic Disney films during the Enchanted Tales Film Series at participating Marcus Theatres! This season’s line-up features a collection of favorites on Fridays, Saturdays and S...
Feb
14
Beads and Threads | MCM
Get Crafty with Us! Using beads, yarn, fabric, and thread, we will create a variety of crafts boosting fine-motor skills, dexterity, and hand-eye coordination. Each week will bring a new project, incl...
Feb
14
Warner Park Family Fun Night | Warner Park
Join Us •Warner Park Community Recreation Center •5:00 – 8:00 pm, Fridays (dates listed below) •$5 per family •Sign up online for email reminders of monthly themes: https://my.cityofmadi...
Feb
14
Kids Art night out on 2/14/2020 Drop Off Event
We are hosting a rare Kids Night out on Valentine’s Day Evening, from 5:30 until 8:45 pm. We will be doing at least three art projects, have dinner, and play games if time allows. Ages 7 and up,...
Feb
14
Parent’s Night Out at Code Ninjas
DROP THEM OFF. GO HAVE FUN. JUST REMEMBER TO PICK THEM UP. You deserve a night on the town. Meanwhile, your kids want to play and have fun. That’s why we offer Parent’s Night Out – a...
Feb
14
Parents’ night Out | Waunakee Village Center
Parents can enjoy a night out on Valentine’s Day while kids join us for fun at the Village Center! Kids ages 4-11 are invited to play games, do crafts, play in organized activities in the gym, a...
Feb
15
Kids in the Rotunda | Overture Center
From award-winning folk singers and zany jugglers, to friendly furry animals and traditional Indian dancing, our popular Kids in the Rotunda series for families is sure to engage, educate and entertai...
Feb
15
Haumea Kids Yoga Series
What life lessons do you want your child to learn? Self respect? Compassion? Relaxation? Inner strength? If you answered yes, join us for our Haumea Kids Yoga 6 week series! We will explore movement, ...
Feb
15
Open Play | Play N WI
Our all day, unlimited open gym play sessions allow children the benefits of fun-filled physical activity. Toddlers, tweens and even grandparents will enjoy our brightly decorated, 12,000+ square foot...
Feb
15
Saturday Science Workshop | UW Space Place
Space Place family workshops are offered during the school year on Saturdays at 10 a.m. for children ages 6-10 and their families. The workshops are free and open to the public. No registration is req...
Feb
15
FAMILY The Magic of Isaiah
Spend quality time with your little ones and prepare to be amazed! DreamBank is hosting entertainer Isaiah Foster for a morning of magic, comedy and mystery. Bring the kids to one of two magic shows f...
Feb
15
$6 Disney Classics at Marcus Theatres
Relive the magic of classic Disney films during the Enchanted Tales Film Series at participating Marcus Theatres! This season’s line-up features a collection of favorites on Fridays, Saturdays and S...
Feb
15
Kids in the Rotunda | Overture Center
From award-winning folk singers and zany jugglers, to friendly furry animals and traditional Indian dancing, our popular Kids in the Rotunda series for families is sure to engage, educate and entertai...
Feb
15
Story Time and Activities | Barnes and Noble West Towne
Upcoming Story Time Activities: Storytime and Activities Featuring Grumpy Monkey Special Event, Storytime, Children’s Event (Children’s) Saturday January 04, 2020 11:00 AM Jim the chi...
Feb
15
Mind, Body, Birth
Our Mind, Body, Birth class delves deeper into the tools and techniques you’ll need to have the smoothest, most positive birth experience possible. What your brain is doing during labor is just as i...
Feb
15
Kids in the Rotunda | Overture Center
From award-winning folk singers and zany jugglers, to friendly furry animals and traditional Indian dancing, our popular Kids in the Rotunda series for families is sure to engage, educate and entertai...
Feb
15
Wonders of Physics
A fast-paced presentation of physics demonstrations, designed to inspire interest in physics among people of all ages Free, but tickets are required. Visit https://wonders.physics.wisc.edu/annual-show...
Feb
15
Zor Shrine Circus | Alliant Energy Center
For over 50 years the Carden family has been bringing an astonishing and awe-inspiring show to people across the country. From amazing feats of athleticism with our aerial acrobats, to our magnificent...
Feb
15
Madtown Twisters-Family Open Gym
Family Open Gym is for any age children with parents. Enjoy our gym filled with trampolines, obstacle courses, bounce house, foam pit, ninja courses and more! 2 smaller gyms with equipment specificall...
Feb
16
$6 Disney Classics at Marcus Theatres
Relive the magic of classic Disney films during the Enchanted Tales Film Series at participating Marcus Theatres! This season’s line-up features a collection of favorites on Fridays, Saturdays and S...
Feb
16
Open Play | Play N WI
Our all day, unlimited open gym play sessions allow children the benefits of fun-filled physical activity. Toddlers, tweens and even grandparents will enjoy our brightly decorated, 12,000+ square foot...
Feb
16
Wonders of Physics
A fast-paced presentation of physics demonstrations, designed to inspire interest in physics among people of all ages Free, but tickets are required. Visit https://wonders.physics.wisc.edu/annual-show...
Feb
17
Super Scientists | CI and Downtown Middleton
Welcome, all scientists! Join this exciting program to enhance your knowledge of science, your problem solving skills, and your creativity. This program will be led by a recreational therapist, who wi...


Ongoing Activities:

Monday Night Kid Music with David Landau – 5:30- 6:15 at the Harmony Bar and Grill | Fun for kids 2 to 8 and totally tolerable for parents of any age! Cover – $3.

$5 Tuesdays at The Movies – All first-run Marcus Theater locations. See the hottest blockbusters for just $5. If you’re a MMR member, the popcorn is on us!

$6 Early Bird Movies – Palace (Sun Prairie) and Point (Madison) Cinemas. Early risers can catch any film for just $6 before 11 a.m. at participating locations.

Craft Making – Daily at JNJ Craftworks. Just walk in any day, you will find a craft and supplies which you can make for $5 – $10. Examples include: scrabble tile desk stand, paper flower, small earring, etc.

Breastmilk Donation – Got extra breastmilk? Swing by the Mother’s Milk Alliance every Thursday from 10 am to 6 pm to donate. Call 608 251 0776 for more details.

little Om Big Om & To the Moon! Yoga for Kids -Yoga for kids and families.

MMoCAkids ArtPack – Families are encouraged to stop by the reception desk in the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art lobby and ask for the MMoCAkids ArtPack, the museum hands-on discovery kit for exploring art. These programs are designed for families with young children.

Car Seat Checks – Car seat checks are available throughout the Madison area, see website for dates and locations. Appointments are required for car seat checks. You can make an appointment by calling (608) 890-8999 or e-mail [email protected].

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Madison Moms Blog is written by and for moms who live in the Madison Area. We strive to connect local moms by sharing personal experiences, fun ideas and useful information as well as promoting local businesses. Our community begins online, but doesn't stop there! We offer Mom's Night Out events, play groups and other opportunities to connect offline, with and without kids.

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