Across the three floors of the award-winning Madison Children's Museum, youngsters up to 12 years old explore, learn, and most important, have fun, in a variety of interactive environments. The littlest visitors can wander through the Wildernest, a rustic play-space built almost entirely from natural materials and sustainably harvested hardwoods. Toddlers climb into the raised treehouse or take temporary residence in a mini-village of activity huts made from straw and mud. Suspended above the Wildernest is the Bone Ridge, an elevated walkway designed to resemble the vertebrae of a large animal, perhaps a sea serpent or a giant's pet snake. Afterwards, visitors can refuel with a snack at The Roman Candle Sparkler, and maybe even dessert, made of cloth and felt, at Pie in the Sky Diner, all while the museum mascot, Gertrude the Cow, hangs from the ceiling and keeps watch.
The apex of MCM, the Rooftop Ramble, stands tall above a sweeping view of the Madison skyline, two lakes, and the museum itself. Kids can explore the wonders of the greenhouse and live-animal terrariums. This outdoor garden can be enjoyed by a wide age-range: adults sip cocktails among fluttering chickens and homing pigeons during private events--from weddings to family reunions and corporate events.
Madison Children's Museum is also a popular destination for birthday parties. The team makes each celebration unforgettable by taking care of all the essential party details, from providing the cake to adding a special theme, such as dinosaurs, legos, or mystery.
Orpheum Theatre is serving up American favorites with a tasty tweak.
Beer, wine, and more are also available from this restaurant's extensive drink list.
Orpheum Theatre caters to all party sizes, both large and small.
Orpheum Theatre also features live music and dancing.
The noise at the restaurant can be positively thunderous, so save intimate conversations for another night.
The crowds come out in force on Fridays and Saturdays, so don't neglect to make a reservation ahead of time.
Parallel-parking experts can find room on the street, though patrons also have access to the restaurant's adjoining lot.
At Orpheum Theatre, bikers can lock their bikes safely outside.
If you go out for a nice meal, it doesn't need to cost $100, come treat yourself at Orpheum Theatre.
Morning, noon, or night, you can head on over to Orpheum Theatre since they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
There's a classic American dish waiting to be made for you at Orpheum Theatre.
One of the reasons why Ultrazone Laser Tag's owners are so enthusiastic about the activity is for the team building it fosters among its participants—and for the chance to win. At the 5,000 square foot arena, laser taggers track each other down through dark, narrow tunnels with glowing violet, red, and neon orange black-lit murals that change the feel from room to room.
The movie-set-like scenery places players amid such backdrops as a surreal forest or a spaceship motif that prepares gamers for inevitable teatime with aliens. As firing begins, strategy and teamwork guide players through the adrenaline-fueled game, which can help to build strong bonds during a birthday party, a corporate event, or a fun day out with family and friends.
Spice up your week with a trip to Village Lanes in Monona, and enjoy grub at the top of its game.
Order a bottle for the table if you like — this restaurant has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more.
Village Lanes offers an affordable happy hour.
Got a big family? Tons of friends? An entire soccer team? Consider the private room at Village Lanes, where large groups can get together to celebrate life's biggest milestones.
Impress the guests at your next gathering by calling in Village Lanes for catering.
At Village Lanes, service is a priority. That why we provide parking spaces on site.
Village Lanes welcomes diners of all budgets to enjoy its savory fare (and its cheaper-than-cheap menu items).
If you love an afternoon at the movies, you'll love the cinemas at Sundance 608 in Madison.
If you're looking for low-fat food, look elsewhere. If you're looking for great-tasting food, come to Sundance 608.
If a bite's all you're after, then you'll want to stop by this theater for a delicious fill of their home-cooked food.
Take the kids along too — this theater is a great spot for families with activities that even little ones will love.
Watch a movie from the comfort of your own car at the drive-in theater.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Perfect for pros or the gutter ball champion, Bowl-A-Vard Lanes in Madison shows everyone a great time.
If you've worked up an appetite, no worries! This alley also has a fabulous restaurant.
You won't need to get a sitter before heading to this alley — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment.
There are plenty of TVs in the bar to go around as well, so customers don't have to worry about missing out on anything.
If you're feeling up to it, take a turn on the dance floor.
At Bowl-A-Vard Lanes, you can park quickly and safely in a lot next door.