Public Tours in Madison Wi

Spend an hour with us and learn the history of Frank Lloyd Wright’s “dream civic center” project for his hometown of Madison. During our guided tours, visitors will experience Wright’s trademarks of dramatic open spaces, strong geometric forms, and breathtaking views of Lake Monona.

Tours are available Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 1pm.

Admission is $5.00 per adult and $3.00 per student age 5-17. Children 4 and under are free.


Building Accessibility Information

The building will be closed and no tours will be offered on:
January 3-5, 17 | April 17 | May 30 | June 19-20 | July 4-7 | September 5 | November 24-25 | December 24-26

Three men and a woman talking to each other, outside of the Monona Terrace building, holding papers

Essential Madison Experience

Inspired by Wright

Tour the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center and see how Wright saw geometric shapes as underlying forms of nature. You’ll learn how this unique site influenced his choice of geometry which is expressed in nearly every aspect of the building. Then, use this newly gained knowledge and put together geometric forms to create your own Wright-inspired glass piece of art.

Upcoming dates: October 22 (10am-12pm)

This program is suited for adults and children 12+.  The cost is $30.  For groups of 10 or more, fill out the adult tour group reservation request below.

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Adult Group Tours

Monona Terrace offers a variety of activities for groups of 10 or more adults, scheduled by advance reservation.


Monona Terrace Tours