Wisconsin Science Festival

A statewide celebration with events for all ages.

Celebrate curiosity at #WiSciFest!
October 10-16, 2022

The weeklong Wisconsin Science Festival features events throughout Wisconsin for people of all ages. Activities include hands-on science experiments, live Q&A sessions and interviews with scientists, demonstrations, performances, behind-the-scenes tours and more. Teachers and school districts are encouraged to preregister to participate in our field trip sessions with scientists covering a wide variety of topics.

Explore nature at our BioBlitz. Take in a book talk with an award-winning author. Get a new perspective on glass. And snap a selfie with Beesly – our buzzy mascot!!


Official festival feature: Glass!

Each year, we highlight a specific aspect of the world around us to generate additional excitement and creativity within events and programs. This year, as a nod to the “International Year of Glass,” we are proud to focus on glass and the many ways it impacts science, art and technology.

Glass can help us see new perspectives, improve our communication and further explore our world and beyond. Whether we are looking at something too small or far away to see with our human eyes or using technology (like the smartphone or computer monitor you’re reading this on), chances are that glass is involved.


Hear from one of our supporters, Governor Tony Evers.

Nerd (Maya Phillips)

Explore race, religion, sexuality and more through the lens of pop culture fandoms.

Oct. 14, 9 p.m.

Science in a Bag

Pick up a FREE STEM kit from participating library locations.
Oct. 10-16


Chazen Museum of Art

Take a self-guided tour of the glass artwork in the collection.

Oct. 10-15

Kiss My Glass

Big Ideas + Nerd Nite = One great night of nerdiness!

Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m.

Join the Wisconsin BioBlitz

Calling all nature explorers! Can you find 10+ living things around you during #WiSciFest?

Oct. 10-16

Mad Mosaics

Visit the Rusk County Community Library for a mosaic craft.
Oct. 14, 4 p.m.; Oct. 15, 11 a.m.


Blossom of Lights

Don’t miss Wausau’s first-ever walking light show!

Oct. 14-16

Science on the Square

Join Beesly for a night on the town with prizes, surprises and more.

Oct. 14, 4 p.m.

Wisconsin Science Festival Events

During several days each fall, hundreds of venues around Wisconsin participate in the Wisconsin Science Festival, a statewide celebration that connects people with science, technology, engineering, art and math.

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Meet Beesly, Wisconsin Science Festival's mascot

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Get a glimpse of the Wisconsin Science Festival from these pictures of previous years.

What can you expect?

Dynamic activities for all ages celebrating the exciting science happening across Wisconsin.

Don’t Miss Out!

Follow the hashtag #WiSciFest to see Wisconsin Science Festival updates.

By participating in events held, sponsored, or promoted by Wisconsin Science Festival, you agree to assume all risk related to COVID-19 and release from liability the Wisconsin Science Festival and its affiliated partners and sponsors, as more fully set forth at WiSciFest.org/termsandconditions.  Learn about the year-round community programs at the Discovery Building.

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