Community Programs at Monona Terrace

Moon Over Monona Terrace



Friday, September 9, 2016
7:30pm - 9:30pm, Rooftop Garden

One of our most popular programs, Moon Over Monona Terrace combines the talents of the Madison Astronomical Society (MAS) with the striking views from the Monona Terrace Rooftop, topped off with crossed fingers for a crystal clear Madison evening! Young and old alike are invited to view celestial objects through a multitude of different telescopes. The evening will begin with moon viewing only, and will progress to different objects as the sky darkens. Activities include short kid-friendly presentations on the moon and other celestial phenomena, and a kid's fun zone with educational games and prizes! Fun for the whole family!   

In the case of inclement weather, please call 608.261.4000 after 5 p.m. the day of the event for cancellation information.

Here's what some past participants had to say:

It was a great to look at the craters on the moon! And we really loved watching our daughter play the space bean bag toss game to win cool prizes! Thanks for a out of this world fun family time.” - Sylvia D., Madison
“The Moon over Monona and your Dances are the Best!! Provides a safe place to enjoy and entertain visitors.” - Laurel C., Madison


Terrace Town Going Green


Returning in early 2018.

Free architectural fun for the whole family!  View 10,000 square feet of "green" scale model cities that were designed by 1500 local students.  In addition, young and the young at heart are invited to try their hand at box building design and placement in our very own Terrace Town city created at this event.  Other free family activities include a cookie building activity, and a Lego building area.


Maker Faire



Madison’s first ever Maker Faire will be Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center! This family friendly event showcases the amazing work of all kinds and ages of makers—anyone who is embracing the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience.

Go to for more information about the event and to purchase tickets.

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