PLATO is a community of intellectually curious adults, typically 50 and over, which explores subjects of interest through member-led discussion groups, lectures, travel, and cultural activities.  

Guided Walks in Dane County

These guided morning walks allow members and guests to walk for a few hours while learning about interesting aspects of the land.

Through the Seasons 35 Years of Curriculum Courses

Courses' featured article is a brief re cap of  35 Years of Courses.  It all started in 1987 with 39 members and three "study-discussion" groups.  And today in 2021 . . ., well you'll just have to read the article.


Virtual Theater Trips

A selection of links to streaming performances collected and presented by members of the Theater sub-committee of the SEC.

Theater & Field Trips


Enjoy the talents of your PLATO colleagues in The Agora

Lectures, Local Tours,
Social & General Events 

PLATO is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in association with:

For more information about PLATO, contact:

PLATO Office Operations
UW-Madison Continuing Studies
21 N. Park St, 7th Floor, Madison, WI 53715
Email: info@platomadison.org
Phone: 608-262-5823
Fax: 608-265-4555

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