Visit the Wisconsin Science Festival event 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 venues, locally and throughout the state, that will be hosting special events and tours.
The festival affords an outstanding opportunity to dabble creatively in the sciences with hands-on activities, exhibits, lectures, 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. Ask plenty of questions!
Important opportunities for our research community include: “Wanted: More Marie Curies and Percy Julians” (Thursday 10/11, 2:00-5:00 PM), “Big Ideas for Busy People: Contagion” (Thursday, 10/11, 7:00-9:00 PM) and “Living in the Anthropocene” (Friday 10/12, 2:00-3:30 PM).
The Science Festival is held in conjunction with the Wisconsin Book Festival with shared speakers and venues. From the book festival site, follow the tab to STEM to calendar these intersecting events.
Be sure to look for your campus librarians! They will be staffing an outreach table during the Discovery Expo (Town Center, WID), Friday and Saturday.
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.