Wisconsin Science Festival: October 16-19, 2014


Science of Supper Clubs

Friday, October 17
Discovery Building


Your á la carte three-course Friday evening special comes with music, a classic fish fry and a side of Wisconsin culture!


5 p.m. SoundWaves
The State of the State: What Makes Wisconsin Wisconsin


6 p.m. Science of Supper Clubs
Free tasting stations of some of Wisconsin’s finest foods
Tasting tickets available for crispy fried Icelandic cod, macaroni & cheese and salads for $12


6:30 p.m. Science of the Old Fashioned
Tantalizing tricks for mixing your perfect Old Fashioned for $5


8 p.m. Science of Supper Clubs Book Panel
Authors Terese Allen, Ron Faiola and Robin Shepherd celebrate and cherish the history and lore of the Wisconsin supper club experience
Presented in partnership with the Wisconsin Book Festival


Whet your appetite? Preregistration for the full tasting menu and the Science of the Old Fashioned is encouraged.

Field Trips & Teacher Workshops


Once again, the festival will welcome hundreds of K-12 students on Thursday and Friday, October 16 and 17, as well as offer teacher training workshops. Learn more about these opportunities on the Teachers tab.


"The Wisconsin Science Festival is one of the best field trip experiences I have ever done with my class, and I have been teaching for three decades!" – 2013 WSF Attendee


Did you want to participate in the 2014 Wisconsin Science Festival?


If you are interested leading an activity station during the Discovery Expo at the Discovery Building, you can still sign up online. If you were hoping to present a talk or host an event at your location for the 2014 festival, applications are now closed. It’s never too early to start thinking about the 2015 festival though. You can join our call for proposals email list and we’ll send you details early next year.

There are still countless opportunities to volunteer during 2014! We’re searching for:

  • Festival Prep Assistants
  • Information Guides
  • Discovery Expo Assistants
  • Festival Archivists
  • Volunteer Captains


Learn about volunteer opportunities at the Discovery Building and locations around Madison.

A Statewide Celebration