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Badgerland’s “Remake Learning Days” Festival

  • Presented By: Remake Learning Days Badgerland Network
  • Dates: April 20, 2024 - April 28, 2024
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Locations throughout Greater Madison
  • Time: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Price: Free or low cost
OVERVIEW

Over 5 dozen organizations will open their doors to offer over 250 free or low-cost learning activities for families and youth at over 50 sites throughout the region as part of Wisconsin’s “Remake Learning Days: Badgerland” festival. 

The annual festival, organized by local nonprofits and education leaders, creates dynamic moments of wonder, discovery and joyful learning for children, parents and caregivers. Its goal is to showcase the best in Wisconsin, celebrate the power of hands-on learning and connect families with free and low cost fun learning experiences.

The Wisconsin festival is part of the national "Remake Learning Days" initiative -- considered the largest global learning festival designed to celebrate the wonder of learning. The Wisconsin festival is part of 16 festivals planned in regions across the United States as well as in Uruguay, the United Kingdom and New Zealand.

In southcentral Wisconsin over five dozen organizations, including museums, libraries, schools, afterschool programs, businesses and community organizations, are collaborating to bring innovative and joyful learning to the area, inviting families to:

● Enjoy two free Community-wide Festival Kick-Off events to celebrate the learning fun that Remake Learning Days has in store:
o Kids & Community Festival Kick-Off at the Beloit Public Library on Saturday, April 20th featuring hands-on activities, Zeke the support dog, live music, info and activity fair and a free community lunch, along with library festivities.
o Free Family Fun Night Celebration at the Madison Children’s Museum on Thursday, April 25th featuring live music, free access to the museum, on-air reporting and hands-on crafts and activities from local youth organizations; and
● Read to a Dog and enjoy other creative pursuits at the Madison Public Library and check out their offering of over 40 exciting programs;
● Hunt for trolls at the Mount Horeb Driftless Historium Troll Town Scavenger Hunt;
● Explore Stoughton’s Fab Lab and get to know Innovation Center Stoughton and its growing creative innovation community at over a dozen Stoughton-area hands-on events for youth and families throughout the week;
● Get behind the wheel of a massive front-end loader and bucket truck and find out more about trucks at Monona Public Library’s Touch a Truck event;
● Sway to the soothing melodies of Overture Center’s The Lullaby Project which pairs new parents with professional artists to write, sing and perform personal lullabies for their babies;
● and so much more!

Check www.remakelearningdays.org/badgerland for a search-friendly list of over 250 free and low-cost events and offerings that are part of the Badgerland Festival.

Support for Wisconsin’s Remake Learning Days Festival is provided by The Kohler Foundation, Innovation Center Stoughton, Office Evolution-Madison Arboretum, WKOW-TV and other local supporters. For more information, visit www.remakelearningdays.org/badgerland. National support comes from The Grable Foundation and other sponsors.

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