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 the family fun guy dave@life1025.com


Bird & Nature Guided Walks

WHERE:  Various parks around Madison

WHEN:  Now through Jan. 18

COST:  Free

Kids in the Rotunda – Black Star Drum Line

Returning for their 4th year, Kids in the Rotunda welcomes back The Black Star Drum Line. Founded in 2008 by director Joey B. Banks, Black Star Drum Line gives kids in the Madison community an opportunity for creative expression through percussive arts. Banks incorporates diversity, respect for self and others, unity and mastery as the core elements of the youth development model he created as a youth professional in the Madison area for over 20 years.  Highlights include playing for 25,000 people at “Lifest” in 2012, opening for Rapper B.O.B. at UW-Whitewater in 2014, and opening for the national touring act “Drum Line” at Overture Hall in 2017.

WHERE:  Overture Center Rotunda Stage

WHEN:  Saturday, Feb. 3, 9:30 am, 11 am, 1 pm (The 1 PM performance will be American Sign Language interpreted. Please call 608.258.4144 if you need to be seated within sight of the interpreter.)

COST:  Free

Story Saturday: “The Quickest Kid in Clarksville”

Story Saturday at the Wisconsin Historical Museum features fun and exciting Wisconsin stories geared toward families and kids. Free activities and crafts bring the stories to life! Presented in partnership with the Madison Reading Project.

WHERE:  Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 N Carroll St , Madison, WI 53703

WHEN:  Feb. 3, 11 am – 12 pm

COST:  Free with admission by donation. Suggested donation of $5 per adult and $3 per child 5-17.

From Coops to Cathedrals: Nature, Childhood, and the Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright

Explore Frank Lloyd Wright’s childhood bedroom, farm, and architecture studio, but more important, use your imagination and creativity to play, design, build, and invent, just like he did.

WHERE:  Madison Children’s Museum

WHEN:  Now  – Feb. 2, 2019

COST:  Admission to the museum

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

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