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Trip to Madison, WI to see “The Wonder of Learning” Exhibit from Reggio Emilia, Italy

  • 12 Apr 2019
  • 13 Apr 2019
  • 201 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703

Reggio-Inspired Network of MN

Trip to Madison, WI to see 

“The Wonder of Learning” Exhibit from Reggio Emilia, Italy

Friday, April 12 - Sunday, April 14, 2019

Join area colleagues for this unique travel opportunity that includes:

  • the “Wonder of Learning” Exhibit
  • a visit to the Pre-School of the Arts, a Reggio-inspired school in Madison
  • time with colleagues to reflect 

The “Wonder of Learning” Exhibit will be housed primarily in the Central Madison Library and at the Overture Center, right across the street from the library.  http://wonderoflearningwisconsin.org/

Register for the Trip

Click here to register for any part of the trip


Transportation to Madison is on your own. The Network will gather and share information from participants to help with arranging carpools. 

Where You Can Stay 

The Reggio-Inspired Network has reserved a block of 15 Standard Double Queen rooms at the Hampton Inn. 

Address: 440 W. Johnson St., Madison, WI  53703.

Phone: 608-255-0360.

Cost: $169 a night for Friday 4/12 and Saturday 4/13 and includes breakfast.

How to book the rooms: The rooms will be held until 3/15/19,  then released for public sale. You can book rooms for one night or both nights by phoning the Hampton Inn directly, or book online:  


Friday, April 12 1pm--4pm

Preschool of the Arts, Madison, Tour and Workshop 

“The Role of Art and Music Studios in Reggio-Inspired Practice”

Preschool of the Arts, a Reggio-inspired early childhood program in Madison, Wisconsin, serves more than 200 children and employs a team of full-time art and music specialists.

Come learn about how these teaching artists and musicians collaborate with the classroom teachers to create vibrant, responsive, child-centered studio experiences. In this workshop, we will explore the Reggio Emilia concept of “the hundred languages of children” through conversation, demonstration, participation, and reflection. 

Address: 11 Science Court, Madison, WI 53711

Cost: $35.  Advance registration required (Note: we need to have at least 10 people register to hold this workshop).  See registration above.


Friday, April 12--Late Afternoon

The “Wonder of Learning” Exhibit is open until 6pm at the Central Madison Library and at the Overture Center, right across the street from the library if you want to see it on Friday. 201 Mifflin St. Madison, WI 53703

Dinner on your own. We will provide restaurant suggestions

Friday, April 12--7:30 – 9 PM

Reception and Orientation to the Exhibit: “Setting the Stage” in the Hampton Inn meeting room. 

Wine and cheese reception to informally meet with others from the Network who will be touring the Exhibit. Prepare to visit the Exhibit and explore introductory questions together.

Address: 440 W. Johnson St., Madison, WI  53703. 

Phone: 608-255-0360 

Cost: There is no cost for this event. 

Saturday, April 13--9am to Noon

Self-guided visit to the “Wonder of Learning” Exhibit 

We will spend the whole morning experiencing the Exhibit at our own pace, viewing, listening, reading, thinking, conversing and interacting about “The Wonder of Learning.” 

Cost: There is no cost for this event. 

Lunch is on your own. We will suggest places to eat within walking distance; we can have lunch together in small groups for further conversation.

Saturday, April 13--1:30 to 4pm

Post-Visit Discussion – Meet in the Program Room at the Central Madison Library. We’ll gather to think and talk together about what we’ve experienced.  

Cost: There is no cost for this event. 

Sunday, April 14 

The exhibit is open 1 to 5pm. You are welcome to explore on your own or in self-forming groups.

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Reggio-Inspired Network of Minnesota is a 501(c)3 non-profit located at 525 Pelham Blvd. N., Saint Paul, MN 55104 

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