Family Fun

Family Fun

Chazen Museum of Art

The Chazen Museum of Art is only two blocks from the YAPC conference facilities. The Chazen is home to the second-largest collection of art in Wisconsin: more than 20,000 works include paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, photographs, and decorative arts. The permanent collection covers diverse historical periods, cultures, and geographic locations, from ancient Greece, Western Europe, and the Soviet Empire, to Moghul India, eighteenth-century Japan, and modern Africa. The collection continues to grow thanks to artwork donations and purchases. Perhaps best of all, it’s free!

Vilas Zoo

Henry Vilas Zoo is a great family stop while you’re in Madison. It features an up-close look at more than three dozen types of animals. Plus there are many events and other activities to do at the zoo. Parking and admission are both free. The zoo is just under 2 miles from the YAPC facilities.

Children's Museum

If you think you might bring your kids with you to Madison and make a vacation out of your trip to YAPC, then one thing you have got to see is the Madison Children’s Museum. They have amazing hands on demonstrations, art projects, and fun activities. At only $8 per person for a whole day, it’s an inexpensive way to have some fun with the family.