Perhaps one of the most memorable ways to enjoy Monona Terrace is by taking a guided tour of this architectural masterpiece. Trained guides will reveal how Wright´s organic architecture is expressed in dramatic open spaces, circular forms and breathtaking lake views.
Monona Terrace is accessible to visitors with disabilities.
Monona Terrace is closed on major holidays and twice annually for building maintenance. No public tours or building access will be available on the following days in 2013:
January 1, 7, 8, 9 and 21
July 1, 2, 3, and 4
September 2 and 8
November 28 and 29
December 24 and 25
Daily Public Tours
Individuals and groups of less than ten are invited to join us on our daily public tour at 1:00 p.m. Admission is $3.00 per adult and $2.00 per student. Tickets may be purchased in the Gift Shop. Parties of fewer than 10 do not require reservations.
Groups of 10 or more are requested to complete a tour request form.
Group fees are $3.00 per adult and $2.00 per student.
Student tour groups are requested to complete a tour request form.
Students will explore how the building is inspired by its environment and simple geometry. Your visit complements curricula in Wisconsin history, art, design and community planning.
Student admission is $2.00 per student; Dane County student admission is $1.00 per student. Teachers and chaperones receive complementary admission. There must be at least one adult chaperone for every 10 students on the tour.
Our rooftop, unless rented for private use, is available for tour groups to eat lunch outdoors. Nearby Olin Park and the Capitol Square are also a good, no-cost, outdoor lunch options. Indoor lunch facilities at Monona Terrace are available for rental only.
To download teacher materials, visit http://www.mononaterrace.com/educatorspage/.
Arriving by Bus
Contact the Tourism Coordinator to receive bus drop-off and parking information. There are various clearance heights at Monona Terrace and an advance call is encouraged for the smoothest arrival to the building.
Bus parking passes are available for a $5.00 fee.
If you are unable to get a first-hand tour of Monona Terrace, let us come to you. A Monona Terrace representative will travel to your organization´s meeting in southern Wisconsin and present a program with information and history about Frank Lloyd Wright´s Monona Terrace.
Contact the Tourism Coordinator with any inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org 608-261-4015.