About the Festival


October 16 – 19, 2014


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 science. 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 2013 event took place at multiple venues in 20 cities across the state and served more than 32,000 people. The 2013 festival had an estimated economic impact of nearly $1 million.


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, Wis.


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


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