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

Feb
22
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
22
FAMILY Caricature Drawing with Expressively You
Bring the kiddos to DreamBank for a morning of fun! Local artist Lindsey LaPlant will be on site for free caricature drawing. While you and the kids wait, you can practice bringing your own characters...
Feb
22
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
22
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
22
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
22
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
22
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
22
Infant and Child CPR
Haumea’s introductory infant and child life-saving skills class is taught by a registered nurse, AHA instructor, and fellow mama. Using the AHA’is Family & Friends curriculum, participants...
Feb
22
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
22
Mockingbird | CTM
Mockingbird Eleven-year old Caitlin is a talented young artist on the autism spectrum. Her older brother Devon always helped Caitlin make sense of the world.  He was her best friend. But when a trag...
Feb
22
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
22
Mockingbird | CTM
Mockingbird Eleven-year old Caitlin is a talented young artist on the autism spectrum. Her older brother Devon always helped Caitlin make sense of the world.  He was her best friend. But when a trag...
Feb
22
Mockingbird | CTM
Mockingbird Eleven-year old Caitlin is a talented young artist on the autism spectrum. Her older brother Devon always helped Caitlin make sense of the world.  He was her best friend. But when a trag...
Feb
23
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
23
Free Family Yoga Class | SUPERCHARGE Foods
Bring the whole family for a fun, creative, blissful yoga class! This FREE class will introduce classic yoga, meditation, breath work, and stress-management in a kid-friendly style with original music...
Feb
23
Mockingbird | CTM
Mockingbird Eleven-year old Caitlin is a talented young artist on the autism spectrum. Her older brother Devon always helped Caitlin make sense of the world.  He was her best friend. But when a trag...
Feb
23
Mockingbird | CTM
Mockingbird Eleven-year old Caitlin is a talented young artist on the autism spectrum. Her older brother Devon always helped Caitlin make sense of the world.  He was her best friend. But when a trag...
Feb
24
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
24
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
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...
Feb
24
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
24
Open Play | Urban Air Adventure Park
Open Play 4:00 – 8:00pm Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Feb
24
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
25
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
25
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
25
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
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...
Feb
25
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
25
Painting Class | BECM
SPRING BREAK PAINTING CLASS Wednesday, March 25th 10 AM – 11:30 AM REGISTER HERE ​ Join Kendra from Wall Whimsy Murals as she guides young artists through a kid-friendly painting! Cost include...
Feb
25
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
25
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
25
Open Play | Urban Air Adventure Park
Open Play 4:00 – 8:00pm Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Feb
25
Mardi Gras at the Sett
Lassiez les bons temps rouler! Go ahead and let the good times roll and join in on the annual Mardi Gras celebration at the Sett. Enjoy a very special New Orleans-style buffet – yes, there’...
Feb
26
Verona Circle Time | CI Therapies
Our free monthly CIrcle Time is designed for children birth to three years old to play, make friends, and prepare for school and daycare participation in a fun and supportive learning environment. Car...
Feb
26
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
26
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
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...
Feb
26
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
26
Story Circle | MCM
Circle up for storytime at Madison Children’s Museum! Join us for a weekly storybook reading for early learners.
Feb
26
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
26
Wiggle and Jump | MCM
Get up! Get moving! Join us in exploring active games geared for our youngest visitors in the Celebrations Room!
Feb
26
Open Play | Urban Air Adventure Park
Open Play 4:00 – 8:00pm Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Feb
26
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
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...
Feb
27
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
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...
Feb
27
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
27
Open Play | Urban Air Adventure Park
Open Play 4:00 – 8:00pm Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Feb
28
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
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...
Feb
28
Little Sprouts Story and Stroll: Monkeys
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
28
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
28
$5 Friday Family Yoga
Take time to laugh, connect and do yoga, together. Join us for an hour of movement, breath work, fun and mindfulness for the whole family! Aloha Family Friday Yoga is FREE for members and their famili...
Feb
29
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
29
FAMILY Winter Fun with Naturing in Madison
Come explore hands-on activities for the whole family with Naturing in Madison! Join us at the DreamBank for a morning of engaging materials, thoughtfully designed play invitations, and fun crafts. Na...
Feb
29
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
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...
Feb
29
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
29
Little Sprouts Story and Stroll: Monkeys
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
29
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
29
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
29
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
29
Mockingbird | CTM
Mockingbird Eleven-year old Caitlin is a talented young artist on the autism spectrum. Her older brother Devon always helped Caitlin make sense of the world.  He was her best friend. But when a trag...
Feb
29
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
29
Mockingbird | CTM
Mockingbird Eleven-year old Caitlin is a talented young artist on the autism spectrum. Her older brother Devon always helped Caitlin make sense of the world.  He was her best friend. But when a trag...
Mar
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...
Mar
1
Mockingbird | CTM
Mockingbird Eleven-year old Caitlin is a talented young artist on the autism spectrum. Her older brother Devon always helped Caitlin make sense of the world.  He was her best friend. But when a trag...
Mar
1
Mockingbird | CTM
Mockingbird Eleven-year old Caitlin is a talented young artist on the autism spectrum. Her older brother Devon always helped Caitlin make sense of the world.  He was her best friend. But when a trag...
Mar
2
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...
Mar
2
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...
Mar
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...
Mar
2
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...
Mar
2
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...
Mar
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...
Mar
3
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...
Mar
3
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...
Mar
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...
Mar
3
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...
Mar
3
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.
Mar
3
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...
Mar
3
Pot o Gold Slime | Fitchburg Library
March 3, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Fitchburg Public Library- Storytime Room Come celebrate the luck of the Irish and make some Pot ‘O Gold Slime just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!...
Mar
4
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...
Mar
4
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...
Mar
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...
Mar
4
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 ...
Mar
4
Story Circle | MCM
Circle up for storytime at Madison Children’s Museum! Join us for a weekly storybook reading for early learners.
Mar
4
Explorastory | Fitchburg Library
March 4, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Fitchburg Public Library Storytime Room Join us each month to explore one book, in-depth, through hands-on activities. Discovery encouraged. Next up—Stuc...
Mar
4
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 ...
Mar
4
Wiggle and Jump | MCM
Get up! Get moving! Join us in exploring active games geared for our youngest visitors in the Celebrations Room!
Mar
4
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...
Mar
4
Public Talk: Managing Invasive Plant Species and Jumping Worms
Join Ecologist Frank Hassler, CEO of Good Oak Ecological Services, for a fascinating talk about ways to restore ecological health to our landscapes by eradicating invasive species and reestablishing n...
Mar
4
Public Talk: Managing Invasive Plant Species and Jumping Worms
Join Ecologist Frank Hassler, CEO of Good Oak Ecological Services, for a fascinating talk about ways to restore ecological health to our landscapes by eradicating invasive species and reestablishing n...
Mar
5
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...
Mar
5
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...
Mar
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...
Mar
5
FAMILY: 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...
Mar
5
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...
Mar
5
Blippi Live | The Orpheum
It’s a bird, it’s a tractor…it’s BLIPPI LIVE! Come along on a surprise trip as Blippi tours North America for the first time ever to sing, dance and learn with YOU! Woooooo! Blippi Live brings...
Mar
6
Teaching Yoga to Children
This 20 hour training will enable participants to teach engaging and holistic yoga classes to children ages 4-17. No yoga teaching experience necessary. Learn children’s yoga philosophy, anatomy...
Mar
6
Just Between Friends – Kids Consignment Sale Event
Join this Kids Consignment Sales Event! Just Between Friends hosts pop-up kids consignment sales, providing a marketplace for families to buy (at 50-90% below retail price) and sell (earning money bac...
Mar
6
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.
Mar
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...
Mar
6
Little Sprouts Story and Stroll: Over and Under the Snow
Join us for our Digging Into Habitats with Stories by Kate Messner Little Sprouts Story and Stroll classes! Attend one class or more as a series. Classes are nature and literature-based early childhoo...
Mar
6
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...
Mar
7
Open Gym | Spartan Day Camp
Join us for Open Gym on Saturday, March 7th from 9am-12:30pm. All ages welcome, $5 per child. (Sorry, cash only, no cards accepted)
Mar
7
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...
Mar
7
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, ...
Mar
7
FAMILY: Kids Boxing with Canvas Club Boxing
Come glove up at DreamBank! Coaches Jesse and Melissa of Canvas Club will be teaching jabs, hooks, and uppercuts in a series of stations, along with leading boxing classes. Not only is boxing a great ...
Mar
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...
Mar
7
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...
Mar
7
Clown ‘N Around
Looking for some good family fun? Come to Clown ‘N Around Saturday, March 7th from 10am-1pm! This is a fundraiser for Sun Prairie Nursery School (located in the United Methodist Church). Admission s...
Mar
7
Madison Kids Expo
Learn, explore + play together as a family at the Madison Kids Expo! Enjoy hands-on educational and interactive fun your kids won’t want to miss! Plan your kids’ summer activities, find in...
Mar
7
Build It! | Fitchburg Library
Build It! March 7, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Fitchburg Public Library Storytime Room Calling all budding architects! Come to the library for a building workshop! Build bridges, towers and mo...
Mar
7
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...
Mar
7
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...
Mar
7
Teaching Yoga to Children
This 20 hour training will enable participants to teach engaging and holistic yoga classes to children ages 4-17. No yoga teaching experience necessary. Learn children’s yoga philosophy, anatomy...
Mar
7
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...
Mar
7
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...
Mar
7
UHP Winter Family FUNdraiser
Winter is almost over! Are your preschoolers bouncing off the walls yet? Get out of the house and have some fun! All are invited! David Landau performance · Bouncy House Face Painting · Kids Craft A...
Mar
8
Madison Kids Expo
Learn, explore + play together as a family at the Madison Kids Expo! Enjoy hands-on educational and interactive fun your kids won’t want to miss! Plan your kids’ summer activities, find in...
Mar
8
Fairytale Brunch | Blackhawk Country Club
Treat your little one to an enchanting afternoon! Perfect for kids up to age 8. There will be crafts, coloring, live ballet performances, face painting, and of course a gourmet brunch buffet. Costumes...
Mar
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...
Mar
8
Wildlife Fun | Waisman Center
He is that guy with the gray beard and bald head who happens to be a Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education Teacher of the Year and an “Aldo Leopold” award winner. The Northshore United...
Mar
9
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...
Mar
9
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...
Mar
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...
Mar
9
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...
Mar
9
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...
Mar
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...
Mar
10
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...
Mar
10
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...
Mar
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...
Mar
10
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...
Mar
10
Little Sprouts Story and Stroll: Over and Under the Snow
Join us for our Digging Into Habitats with Stories by Kate Messner Little Sprouts Story and Stroll classes! Attend one class or more as a series. Classes are nature and literature-based early childhoo...
Mar
10
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.
Mar
10
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...
Mar
11
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...
Mar
11
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...
Mar
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...
Mar
11
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 ...
Mar
11
Story Circle | MCM
Circle up for storytime at Madison Children’s Museum! Join us for a weekly storybook reading for early learners.
Mar
11
Early Parenting & Baby Group
Becoming a parent is life changing. It can feel blissful, intimidating, easy, and hard. Connie Lambeth and Margaret Romano (two trained and experienced doulas), facilitate a monthly parent-baby group ...
Mar
11
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 ...
Mar
11
Wiggle and Jump | MCM
Get up! Get moving! Join us in exploring active games geared for our youngest visitors in the Celebrations Room!
Mar
11
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...
Mar
12
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...
Mar
12
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...
Mar
12
Happy Baby Massage: Infants 0-5 months
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to help and comfort your baby with something you always have with you, something you can’t lose? Join us at Haumea to learn massage techniques for each area ...
Mar
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...
Mar
12
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...
Mar
12
Your Little Mover: Encouraging Motor Development
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to help and comfort your baby with something you always have with you, something you can’t lose? Join us at Haumea to learn massage techniques for each area ...
Mar
13
Day Camps at Code Ninjas
Our one-day camps are packed full of fun and engaging activities including coding, game-building, and robotics! Recommended for kids ages 7-14.
Mar
13
Roblox and Robots Day Camp
Our one-day camp is packed full of fun and engaging activities, including coding, STEM, game-building, Roblox, and Robotics! Come build and create with us! Recommended for ages 7-14
Mar
13
Roblox and Robots Day Camp | Code Ninjas
Our one-day camp is packed full of fun and engaging activities, including coding, STEM, game-building, Roblox, and Robotics! Come build and create with us! Recommended for ages 7-14.
Mar
13
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.
Mar
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...
Mar
13
Little Sprouts Story and Stroll: The Brilliant Deep
Join us for our Digging Into Habitats with Stories by Kate Messner Little Sprouts Story and Stroll classes! Attend one class or more as a series. Classes are nature and literature-based early childhoo...
Mar
13
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...
Mar
13
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...
Mar
13
Nerf Lock-In | Fitchburg Library
NERF Lock-In March 13, 2020, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Fitchburg Public Library Get Locked in at the library! Challenge your friends to a nerf battle, enjoy some pizza and treat, and relax to a movi...
Mar
14
Pi Day at Market Street Diner
Join us at Market Street Diner and Bakery for Pi Day! We’re serving up pie for the price of Pi while supplies last, featuring your favorites for just $3.14 a slice. Enjoy it at the diner or brin...
Mar
14
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...
Mar
14
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, ...
Mar
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...
Mar
14
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...
Mar
14
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...
Mar
14
Making a Postpartum Plan
You’ve arranged the nursery, read the baby books, taken the childbirth classes, and written your birth plan. But what about after the baby arrives? The postpartum period is a time of excitement ...
Mar
14
Saturday Science at Discovery: Earth Day Countdown
Get ready to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day at this free monthly event for kids and families! Build a wind turbine; practice an energy audit for your house; make a sustainability pledge; ...
Mar
14
Weekends @ The Well: Making A Postpartum Plan
You’ve arranged the nursery, read the baby books, taken the childbirth classes, and written your birth plan. But what about after the baby arrives? The postpartum period is a time of excitement and ...
Mar
14
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...
Mar
14
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...
Mar
14
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...
Mar
14
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...
Mar
14
Pi Day Celebration | Badger Bots
Every year, BadgerBOTS celebrates Pi Day on March 14th, with a day jam-packed with activities for the whole family. We play games, hold a silent auction, and there will be more pie than you’ve ever ...
Mar
14
Peter Pan | CTM
Peter Pan One of the most beloved family favorites of all time, Peter Pan has delighted audiences for 60 years. With an unforgettable score played by a live orchestra, this high-flying Tony Award-winn...
Mar
14
Peter Pan | CTM
Peter Pan One of the most beloved family favorites of all time, Peter Pan has delighted audiences for 60 years. With an unforgettable score played by a live orchestra, this high-flying Tony Award-winn...
Mar
14
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...
Mar
14
Peter Pan | CTM
Peter Pan One of the most beloved family favorites of all time, Peter Pan has delighted audiences for 60 years. With an unforgettable score played by a live orchestra, this high-flying Tony Award-winn...
Mar
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...
Mar
15
St. Patrick’s Day Parade | Capitol Square
Welcome to Madison’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2020 celebration! It’s time for ‘the wearing of the green!’ We invite you, your family, your friends and your organizations ...
Mar
15
Peter Pan | CTM
Peter Pan One of the most beloved family favorites of all time, Peter Pan has delighted audiences for 60 years. With an unforgettable score played by a live orchestra, this high-flying Tony Award-winn...
Mar
15
Peter Pan | CTM
Peter Pan One of the most beloved family favorites of all time, Peter Pan has delighted audiences for 60 years. With an unforgettable score played by a live orchestra, this high-flying Tony Award-winn...
Mar
15
Meet & Greet with Madison Doula Collective
Learn more about what a doula does, meet the doulas of MDC, understand your investment and get a sense of what it means to have a doula supported pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. A great no-commitmen...
Mar
16
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...
Mar
16
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...
Mar
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...
Mar
16
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...
Mar
16
St. Patrick’s Day Party | Fitchburg Library
St. Patrick’s Day Party March 16, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Fitchburg Public Library Storytime Room Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the library with fun crafts and activities! For k...
Mar
16
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...
Mar
17
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...
Mar
17
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...
Mar
17
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...
Mar
17
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...
Mar
17
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...
Mar
17
Little Sprouts Story and Stroll: The Brilliant Deep
Join us for our Digging Into Habitats with Stories by Kate Messner Little Sprouts Story and Stroll classes! Attend one class or more as a series. Classes are nature and literature-based early childhoo...
Mar
17
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.
Mar
17
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...
Mar
18
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...
Mar
18
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...
Mar
18
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...


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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