Wisconsin Science Festival

A statewide celebration with events for all ages.

Celebrate curiosity at our 10th anniversary #WiSciFest!
October 21-24, 2021

The four-day 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 virtual field trip live sessions with scientists covering a wide variety of topics.

Don’t miss your chance to explore the fascinating world of fungi, dive into archaeology, experiment at home, discover the variety of species in Wisconsin during our statewide BioBlitz and more!


Hear from one of our supporters, Interim UW System President Tommy Thompson.

Join the Wisconsin BioBlitz

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

Oct. 21-24

Free Family Night

Explore hands-on exhibits at the Madison Children’s Museum.

Oct. 22, 5 p.m.

Culturas Celestiales

Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month with a virtual tour of the Chilean night sky.

Oct. 22, 7 p.m.

Science on the Square

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

Oct. 22, 5 p.m.

Meet Flat Beesly

Flat Beesly is buzzing around Wisconsin. See what she’s explored!

Oct. 21-24


Gaze at the stars with the Pewaukee Astronomy Club at the Pewaukee Public Library.

Oct. 21, 7 p.m.

Drive-In Movies at the Duck Pond

Bust out the popcorn and catch a show!

Oct. 23, 5:30 & 8 p.m.

Sandhill Wildlife Area Crane Watch

Don’t miss flocks of cranes landing for the evening.

Oct. 21-24, 3 p.m.

Wisconsin Science Festival Events

During four 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. This year, most venues are offering online or at-home events.

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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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