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, Governor Tony Evers.

A World Without Soil (Jo Handelsman)

Explore a soil loss crisis accelerated by poor conservation practices and climate change.

Oct. 21, 6 p.m.

Explore Engineering with K’Nex and Legos

Stop in to Pewaukee Public Library and get creative.
Oct. 22, 10 a.m.


Fungi in Wisconsin: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Hear from WPR’s Larry Meiller and a panel of experts.

Oct. 23, 1:45 p.m.

Big Ideas for Busy People

How do we know what we know? Experts riff on the role of evidence.

Oct. 21, 7 p.m.

Meet Flat Beesly

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

Oct. 21-24

Outdoor Movies at the Madison Mallards

Bust out the popcorn and catch a show!
Oct. 23, 5:30 & 8 p.m.


Spy Games

Test your code cracking and investigation skills at Aram Public Library.

Oct. 21-23


Can you beat this science-based escape room?

Oct. 22-24

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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