Visit the Wisconsin Science Festival program guide to plan your day (and month). While many events and programs will take place at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, there are many other area venues–including the Henry Vilas Zoo and the Madison Children’s Museum–that will be hosting special events.
The festival affords an amazing opportunity to dabble creatively in the sciences with hands-on activities, demonstrations, exhibits, films, lectures, workshops, and more. Importantly, too, you will meet the individuals behind the art and science who will share an infectious enthusiasm for what they do–whether that is their work in the lab, field or studio. Be sure to ask plenty of questions!
This year’s Friday evening theme is “Arcade Night” where you will be able to explore the arts, science, and technology of vintage arcade games, virtual reality (with the Living Environments Laboratory’s Oculus Rift and HTC Vive), multi-player games, board games and more!
And, do look for your campus librarians! They will be staffing an “In the Know” table during the Discovery Expo (Town Center, WID).
Apart from a handful of venues throughout the state in which there may be an admission or materials fee, most of the Wisconsin Science Festival is FREE and open to the public.