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Summer Fun

There are so many things to do in Madison this summer - here are just a few ongoing events in the area that are great for families and little ones - I'll keep adding more, come back soon!

Museums|Summer Camps | Ongoing Events in Madison | Storytimes & Events at the Library | Things to do Outside with Kids - Summer Favorites | MIM Calendar


Madison Children's Museum
100 State Street

Special events, camps and classes all summer long! Click on their link for the full calendar.

Summer Camps for Tots and Up

Keva Sports Center
My First Sports
(608) 662-PLAY
Keva Sports Center is where kids want to go for summer camps! Located in Middleton.
Keva Takes The Kid-Favorite MFS Program And Turns It Into Great Day Camps, With Full And Half Day Options. MFS Camps Are Designed With Age Specific Activities For Both 3-5 Yr Olds And 5-7 Yr Olds.

Earth Focus Day Camp

Now in its 17th season, Earth Focus Day Camp continues to create outstanding summer nature programs for children ages 3-14. With more than 1,200 acres containing many different ecosystems including the oldest restored tall grass prairie in the world, the UW-Madison Arboretum provides hands-on experience with native Wisconsin plants, animals and habitats.

The research and restoration taking place here teaches children that they can be a positive influence on their world. Our naturalists are enthusiastic and experienced, but the real teacher at Earth Focus Day Camp is our most treasured resource, the land.

Earth Focus Day Camp runs from June through August.

Ongoing Events & Programs in the Madison Area

Art Cart @ Madison Museum of Cont. Art
The popular and free outdoor Art Cart program hits the road again this summer beginning
June 14 for Art Cart EXTRA! and June 19 for Art Cart. Borth programs offer a variety of individual and group art projects planned for children ages 4 through 8; older children are welcome too. Children under age 5 must be accompanied by a supervising adult.

Art Cart, a joint program of MMoCA and Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR), takes place at school playgrounds, parks, and beaches across Madison. Art Cart EXTRA! is a program of MMoCA and visits parks and playgrounds in Black Earth, Cross Plains, DeForest, Fitchburg, Lake Mills, Monona, Mount Horeb, Stoughton, Sun Prairie, Verona, and Waunakee.

Nature Net:
The Environmental Learning Network

300 Femrite Drive, Monona
(608) 221-9095
Nature Net is a consortium of not-for-profit nature centers, parks and museums dedicated to encouraging and fostering in Wisconsin school children a love and understanding of the natural world. Sustaining environmental education through family programs, class field trips and hands-on learning experiences, Nature Net offers free and low-cost outdoor resources — online at or on-site at locations throughout the Dane County area.

Dane County Farmers' Market on the Square (SATURDAYS)
Saturday Market
6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m Capitol Square
Wednesday Market
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 200 block of MLK,Jr. Blvd.
You'll find the season's best bounty of vegetables, flowers, and specialty products from approximately 300 vendors. All of the agriculturally-related items are produced in Wisconsin. The DCFM is reported to be the largest producer-only farmers's market in the country!


Search for a Park!

Find a Pool!

Go to the Library!



more summer fun

Click here for area UPick farms - be sure to call to see if the crop is peak, and also to see if the UPicks are child-friendly!

Madison with Kids - Outside: Click here for nature, zoos, swimming, farms and other outdoor activities in the Madison area.

Warner Park Community Rec Center Summer Program

YMCA Summer Programs

Monona Parks Department

Sun Prairie Parks Department


Atwood Community Center. Free Meals. Free community meals second, third and fourth Fridays. Second and third Friday meals, Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, 2401 Atwood Ave.; fourth Friday meals, Trinity Lutheran, 1904 Winnebago St. Volunteers needed. Margo (608) 241-1574.