All kinds of fun stuff!
September 26–29, 2013.
All over Madison and Wisconsin. More than 100 events will be held in various venues across the state. Check back this summer for a complete program of activities and map of locations.
Wisconsin is a state with a history of science and technology innovation. A wide variety of institutions participate in science, technology, engineering and math research and exploration and yet are almost invisible to the public. The Wisconsin Science Festival offers a chance for these gems to be brought to light, allowing the public to interact with and explore the scientific wonders in their own backyard.
A variety of events are available at the festival, ranging from performances to hands-on activities. For example, you could sit and watch a musical or dance performance, participate in hands-on science demonstrations, or in some cases do a bit of both with interactive theater. Check back this summer for the Program of Activities and filter by event type for your level of interactivity or area of interest.
It’s for everyone! There are some programs specifically for kids and families, and some just for adults.
Absolutely! We would love to have your class at the festival. Just be sure to check if reservations are required due to space limitations. Contact us here.
The Wisconsin Science Festival is free and open to the public! Some activities may have a nominal charge for materials or meals.
Check back this summer for a map of event locations.
Most of the events in Madison are accessible by public transportation. View parking options for the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery here.
If UW-Madison campus lots are full, please proceed to the public parking lots on Lake Street or Lot 7 underneath Grainger Hall (975 University Ave.).
Student drop-off is available at the Orchard Street entrance of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. Bus parking for the Wisconsin Science Festival is available at the following locations (Thursday & Friday only):
Yes! Sign up to volunteer at the Wisconsin Science Festival here.
Science festivals are public celebrations that offer a wide range of science, technology, engineering and math-related activities – creative exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, debates, workshops, concerts – over a period of several days, in a variety of locations.