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Got kids? Madison family weekend events 1/28/11 - 1/30/11

Children of the Rainforest
Children of the Rainforest
Olbrich Gardens

If you're looking for things to do this weekend, here are some events especially for the kids and their families:

  • It's about time for all things Jimmy! Yes, Groundhog Day is almost upon us again. Celebrate in Sun Prairie on Saturday, 1/29 from 8 am to noon at St. Albert's Parish. Details here. (Actual prognostication will be 2/2/11.)
  • Olbrich Gardens welcomes Children of the Rainforest for two performances on Saturday, 1/29/11. Shows are at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm. Complete details and pricing.
  • Brave a winter walk at the UW-Arboretum on Sunday, 1/30/11 from 1 to 2:30 pm. "Winter Water: In the winter, springs provide water for wildlife, while inhabitants of frozen ponds have made special adaptations to stay alive. Learn what happens in and around ponds, wetlands and springs this time of year."
  • Missoula Children's Theatre is holding two performances of "The Frog Prince" on Saturday, 1/29. 3 pm; 5:30 pm. It is a full-length musical starring 50-60 local children in grades K-12. Information here.
  • Round up the family and head to Sauk City to enjoy a bald eagle watching bus tour. Bus tours are available every Saturday through 2/19/11. Complete details here.
  • The UW-Space Place offers a one-hour Saturday Science workshop called "Stomp (or Tap Gently) Rockets" on Saturday, January 29nd at 10 a.m. According to the website: "Explore air pressure by making a stomp rocket.” For children aged 6-10. Free. (Limited to first 50 people.)

Happy Weekend, Madison!

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