Get ready for the 2016 Wisconsin Science Festival!

Don't miss the excitement of the sixth annual festival, held throughout Wisconsin October 20–23. The 2015 festival included nearly 300 events in dozens of communities across the state, and this year we plan to bring even more science fun to locations near you.

What can you do at the festival? All kinds of fun stuff! From games to gadgets, robots to researchers, storytelling to stargazing, the festival has something for everyone. Visit our program guide page to see the variety of events at the festival.

Science Arcade Night

Explore and play games as the Discovery Building is transformed into a hands-on arcade.

Purchase tickets for Barcadia! Arcade-Era Cocktails Re-Imagined, with André Darlington.


Big Ideas for Busy People

Hear lightning round talks from renowned WisconScientists.


Science Storytellers Jam

Listen to live storytelling at an interactive event.

Preview Events

Can't wait until the festival officially kicks off on October 20?
Check out two preview events taking place October 19.

Bayfield Science Fest Night
4 p.m., Bayfield High School
Get excited about the wonder of science at this event for the school and community.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Early Inspiration
An SC Johnson Community Interest Program

6 p.m., Golden Rondelle Theater, Racine
Discover how Wright transformed abstract ideas into built objects.


Spread the Word

Help us share the excitement about the 2016 science festival, happening on October 20-23. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and tag events you'd like to share with #WiSciFest.