About Wisconsin Science Festival

Celebrate Curiosity Across Wisconsin at Wisconsin Science Festival!

Four days packed with events for all ages.

The four-day Wisconsin Science Festival is a statewide celebration with events across Wisconsin for people of all ages. Events include hands-on science exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, pub nights, workshops and more. The Wisconsin Science Festival received the Key of Excellence Award from Phi Beta Kappa in 2014 for “blending science with both the arts and humanities to cultivate curiosity, inspire discovery, and grow knowledge.”

Why does a growing group of partners produce the Wisconsin Science Festival?

The Wisconsin Science Festival aims to inspire and engage us in the enterprise of science and discovery; to cultivate curiosity and communicate the power of knowledge and creativity to change our worldview; to promote innovation and to cultivate the next generation of global citizens. The Wisconsin Science Festival is presented by a growing coalition of Wisconsin’s science and arts communities.

#WiSciFest is for Everyone

There are activities for all ages and interests, throughout Wisconsin, with many events held virtually this year.

Cost of Wisconsin Science Festival Events

Some activities may have a nominal charge for materials or meals, and some partner locations charge their regular admission fees, however most events are free!

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Fast Facts about #WiSciFest Wisconsin Science Festival 2020


at the 2020 Wisconsin Science Festival


in dozens of communities across Wisconsin


attended festival field trips

“It was fantastic. My kids loved it and were super engaged the whole time.”

Verona Area School District Teacher

(2016 Field Trip Attendee)

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

The Wisconsin Science Festival is made possible by private funding and corporate support. No taxpayer money is used to present the festival.


If you need an accommodation to attend an event, please contact our team at [email protected], 608.316.4382. All accommodation requests should be made no less than two weeks before the event. We will attempt to fulfill requests made after this date, but cannot guarantee they will be met.


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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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