Family Fun Guide

Play. Discover. Explore. Madison with Kids has partnered with us to provide you and your family fun and interesting ways to spend time together each week.

To suggest an event for the family fun guide, email dave@life1025.com

Wisconsin Shipwrecks for Kids!

Wisconsin Historical Society underwater archaeologists will share stories from beneath the waves of the Great Lakes during this family-friendly event. Kids and parents will find out how some of the 700 ships in Wisconsin’s waters sank, and they will discover what life was like for sailors and passengers aboard these vessels. Explore the shipwrecks and work like an underwater archaeologist to uncover clues about the past!

WHERE: Wisconsin Historical Museum

WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 18 10 am–12 pm

COST: Free with admission by donation

Join us with campfire, s’mores and a hay wagon ride through beautiful Olin Park during Holiday Fantasy in Lights.

WHERE: Olin Park

WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 19 6–10 pm

COST: $3

Tree Lighting & Fire Truck Parade

Come celebrate a holiday tradition in the city of Sun Prairie. A fire truck parade and tree lighting at the end!

WHERE: 115 E. Main St, Sun Prairie

WHEN: Friday, Nov. 24 5–8 pm


Holiday Open House

Holiday Fun! Great Shopping! Family Shows and Activities, Trolley Rides & Welcome Bags, plus Special Offers and Refreshments from Participating Merchants.

WHERE: State Street and Capitol Square

WHEN: Nov. 24–26 9 am–4 pm

COST: Varies

Saturday Science: Life with Robots

Learn about robot programming and construction during this event held on the first Saturday of every month! Discover how robots are used in research, compare how robots move with how your body moves, solve programming challenges, program robots used to grow plants and more.

WHERE: Town Center in the Discover Building 330 N. Orchard St.

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 2 10 am


For other FREE events, visit the Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau’s ‘Free Things To Do

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