Honoring the Earth at Overture

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day at Overture Center for the Arts (located 201 State Street, Madison, WI 53703-2214) with environment-themed shows, exhibits and special events throughout April. See below for more details or click here to learn more.

Earth Day Fair for Families (FREE)
SAT, APR 18, 2020 at 9 AM – 1 PM
Rotunda Studio

Stop by the Rotunda Studio and Overture Hall Lobby from 9 am – 1 pm for a resource fair with fun activities with local organizations to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day!


Ken Lonnquist at Kids in the Rotunda (FREE)                          SAT, APR 18, 2020 at 9:30 AM, 11 AM and 1 PM                 Rotunda Stage

Ken Lonnquist celebrates the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on Saturday, April 18 at Kids In The Rotunda. Join him at the Overture Center and see why his “Earthy Songs” concerts have inspired Wisconsin audiences for 40 years! Sing along with fun, imaginative and meaningful songs about our natural world. Ken’s positive outlook and witty lyrical content keep audiences laughing and learning at the same time, connecting the idea of a “good time” with being good to each other and the planet.


Earthly Kin Exhibition Reception (FREE)
TUE, APR 21, 2020 5 PM – 7 PM                                             
Playhouse Gallery

The relationships between humans and our fellow living creatures are ancient and complex. In this exhibit, artists explore the mysteries, beauty and tragedy of our shared lives.


Listen Local with Hale O Malo (FREE)                                          TUE, APR 21, 2020 6 PM – 7 PM
Rotunda Stage
Native Hawaiian Artist Malia Chow and Angel Cuevas deliver authentic island flavor and rich vocal harmonies into their fresh and unique blend of traditional, and contemporary Polynesian music. From ancient chant, to generational folk songs, standards, and even pop songs embraced by the Islands as their own; Hawaiian music is as diverse as the Hawaiian landscapes and the many cultures that now inhabit them. Both artists’ started their performance careers as Polynesian dancers, touring Nationally and Internationally with Hale O Malo, The Hawaii Visitors, and Do Ho, spreading their aloha and pride of their culture to audiences everywhere.

National Geographic Live: From Summit to Sea                       TUE, APR 21, 2020 at 7:30 PM                                                   Ticketed, $40+
Award-winning filmmaker and photographer Andy Mann combines his passions with purpose as a voice for the world’s oceans, following scientists to some of the most extreme locations on the planet in the hope of inspiring change.


Afterschool Expeditions Expo Day (FREE)

MON, APR 20, 2020 3-4 PM

Elementary and Middle School students with their adult guardians are invited to explore, engage and discover science from UW-Madison and the Morgridge Institute for Research with structured hands-on activities. Adult supervision and registration is required for both individuals and groups.

This event is held at the Discovery Building (330 N. Orchard St. Madison, WI 53715). For more information, please click here or contact 608.316.4300 or info@discovery.wisc.edu