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Madison, Wisconsin USA | August 2023

A week-long gathering for traveling families to explore Madison, Wisconsin, August 6-12, 2023. We plan to visit Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Chazen museum of art, Henry Vilas zoo, the local farmers market (biggest producers-only market in the country) and more!

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Madison, Wisconsin USA  |  August  2023
Madison, Wisconsin USA  |  August  2023

Time & Location

Aug 06, 2023, 12:00 PM – Aug 12, 2023, 12:00 PM

Madison, Madison, WI, USA


About The Event

Come join us in Madison, Wisconsin, for a fun-filled and community-centered worldschooling gathering August 6-12,  2023.

Our pop-ups provide a super casual, budget-friendly opportunity to gather together, connect with other worldschoolers, share your insights, instill new friendships, learn about the local area, and immerse in a friendly, accepting mobile community.

We've cherry-picked the best low- or no-cost activities that highlight local nature, arts, history, food, and culture....but you'll also have plenty of time to relax, get to know each other and even stray from the itinerary to add activities that cater to the group's interests (we provide plenty of supplemental ideas to tailor your experience).

Pop in for a few days or the full week. Join as many activities as you'd like. It's up to you! We would love to have you come and simply HANG OUT with like-minded families while we dive in and explore the local offerings.

Our itinerary will include activities such as the following:

*Visit Chazen Museum of Art

*Stroll the Dane County farmers market

*Picnic at Picnic Point

*Admire Olbrich Botanical Gardens

*Explore the Capitol Building

*Dig in at UW-Madison's Geology Museum

*Hike in the state parks

*$5 pontoon boat rides on one of the lakes

Add-on options include Concerts in the Park, tour Cave of the Mounds, visiting Wisconsin Dells, taking a day trip to Swiss town New Glarus, watch the Mad-City Waterski Team, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin, museums including Madison Children's Museum, and more!

COST per Family

$70 Early Bird Rate, expires March 15, 2023

$100 Regular Rates (families with financial need can receive a $25 discount using the code: Madison25 at checkout)


Rachel & family are long-time Wisconsin residents, or were before they sold everything in 2014 and moved to Hawaii. They've been completely nomadic since 2018 and are returning to one of their home bases for summer 2023. Favorite family travel destinations include New Zealand, Spain, London, South Africa,  and Hawaii. Their kids will be 13, 16, and 18 by the time of the Madison Pop-Up.


Many of our activities will take place in downtown Madison, staying downtown or on the near east or west sides is recommended. The host family will stay on the near West side, close to Madison West high school.

Camping and RV options: Multiple locations are available; we recommend William G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park (close to town) or Blue Mounds State Park (beautiful park, low mosquito count, but will entail more driving).


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  • Family Entrance $100 / Family

    One family, one price. Parents, partners, children and grandparents are all included under this admission. Families with limited financial means can use the code Madison25 for a 25% discount at checkout.

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  • Early Bird $70 / Family

    Purchase by March 15, 2023 This ticket admits one family including children, parents, partners and grandparents.

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