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Wisconsin Science Festival

10.17.2019 - 10.20.2019

Festival Description

Four days packed with events for all ages.

The four-day Wisconsin Science Festival is a statewide celebration with events across Wisconsin for people of all ages. Events include hands-on science exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, pub nights, workshops and more. The Wisconsin Science Festival received the Key of Excellence Award from Phi Beta Kappa in 2014 for “blending science with both the arts and humanities to cultivate curiosity, inspire discovery, and grow knowledge.”

Why does a growing group of partners produce the Wisconsin Science Festival?

The Wisconsin Science Festival aims to inspire and engage us 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 Wisconsin’s science and arts communities.

#WiSciFest is for Everyone

There are activities for all ages and interests, throughout Wisconsin, with many events held at the Discovery Building in Madison.

Cost of Wisconsin Science Festival Events

Some activities may have a nominal charge for materials or meals, and some partner locations charge their regular admission fees, however most events are free!


330 N Orchard St, Madison, WI, United States and communities throughout Wisconsin. 10.17.2019 - 10.20.2019



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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