Check out our hands-on exhibits, hear about glacial explorations, watch amazing ice sheet footage in our giant theaters, and more. It’s a great time of year to learn more about the North (and South) Pole!
Did you know that out of all of the months of the year, April and May are the rainiest in Wisconsin? In the Madison area, it’s normal to get up to 4 inches of rain during this time! All the rain brings new growth and blooming flowers.
There are all kinds of rain clouds. “Nimbus Clouds” are general rain clouds and often appear dark in the sky. The clouds that produce thunder and lightning are called “Cumulonimbus Clouds”; these are the ones that tower high into the sky and look big and puffy.
No matter the weather, you can try your hand at this craft. All you need is a paper plate (or some paper cut to size), cotton balls, scissors, glue or tape, string or yarn, paper, and coloring tools.