Explore, Engage and Discover Science at #WiSciFest!

Wisconsin Science Festival at a Glance

What: A statewide festival celebrating curiosity and creativity! 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.
When: October 20-23, 2016
Who: Everyone is invited! The festival includes activities for all ages and interests.
Where: Throughout Wisconsin, with many events held at the Discovery Building in Madison.
Cost: Free! Some activities may have a nominal charge for materials or meals, and some partner locations charge their regular admission fees.


Fast Facts about #WiSciFest 2015

  • Phi Beta Kappa award winner in 2014
  • 37,000 attendees
  • 285 events
  • 89 event locations in 36 communities across Wisconsin
  • 3,400 students from 24 cities attended festival field trips

"I took my daughters to the festival on the first day. They had so much fun we went back the next day, and the next day, and the next. My favorite moment was hearing my daughter sing out, “Yay! More science!"

A 2014 Wisconsin Science Festival attendee

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 the science and arts community from across Wisconsin.

Learn more about science festivals all across the country at sciencefestivals.org.

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