Wisconsin Science Festival

A statewide celebration with events for all ages.

Celebrate curiosity at #WiSciFest!
October 16-22, 2023

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.

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

Official festival feature: Time

Each year, we highlight a specific aspect of the world around us. This year, in celebration of the many milestone anniversaries happening around our state, we are proud to focus on time and its influence on science, art and technology.

Get ready for #WiSciFest 2023!

Planting an Idea

Critical & creative thinking + environmental challenges.

Oct. 21, Noon

Big Ideas for Busy People

Am AI art too? Experts riff on AI and the creative process.

Oct. 17, 5 p.m.

Wisconsin Tech Month

Celebrating Wisconsin’s tech industry.

Oct. 1-31

Crossroads of Ideas

Compare the creative process in science and art.
Oct. 22, 10:30 a.m.

Science in a Bag

Pick up a FREE STEM kit from participating library locations.
Oct. 16-22


Badger Talks

Bringing the university to you at #WiSciFest.

Oct. 17-21

The End Is Nye

Screening + Q&A with Brannon Braga & Rachel Hargreaves-Heald.

Oct. 17, 7 p.m.

Science on the Square

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

Oct. 19, 5 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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Featured Event Gallery

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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