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Wisconsin Science Festival

10.20.2016 - 10.23.2016

Festival Description


Science festivals not only celebrate curiosity and creativity, they also build a community of people who find joy in exploring the unknown and appreciate the enterprise of the sciences, arts and humanities. Science festivals can introduce you to people, places and programs you can tap into year-round to discover how science is changing the way we look at and lead our lives.

The Wisconsin Science Festival is the passion of a growing coalition of scientists, artists, citizens and organizations dedicated to engaging everyone in the wonder and power of science, technology, engineering, art and math. The inaugural year of the festival was based in Madison, Wis. The festival has experienced significant growth since its inception in 2011. The 2014 event took place at multiple venues in two dozen cities across the state and served more than 31,000 people.

The Wisconsin Science Festival is made possible without tax payer dollars due to private funding and corporate support.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Wisconsin Science Festival is to inspire and engage us all in the enterprise of science and discovery; to cultivate curiosity and communicate the power of knowledge and creativity to change our world view; to promote innovation and to cultivate the next generation of global citizens. The Wisconsin Science Festival is presented by a growing coalition of Madison’s science and arts community headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin.


330 N Orchard St, Madison, WI, United States and more than 30 locations across Wisconsin. 10.20.2016 - 10.23.2016



Meet the organizers

Laura Heisler

Director, Wisconsin Science Festival Director of Programming, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Director of Outreach, Morgridge Institute for Research

Val Blair

Wesley Marner


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