About Wisconsin Science Festival

Celebrate Curiosity Across Wisconsin at Wisconsin Science Festival!

One week packed with events for all ages.

The Wisconsin Science Festival is a statewide celebration with activities for people throughout Wisconsin. Events include hands-on science exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, pub nights, workshops and more.

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 to communicate the power of knowledge and creativity to change our worldview. The science festival serves as a unique platform promoting collaborative innovation to enrich the next generation of global citizens. The Wisconsin Science Festival is presented by a growing coalition of the science and arts communities from across Wisconsin.

#WiSciFest is for Everyone

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

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 2023


at the 2023 Wisconsin Science Festival


in dozens of communities across Wisconsin


attended festival field trips

“This festival was a great opportunity to build relationships and collaborations within our community. There is a lot of excitement for next year!”

2021 Event Host Site

Learn more about science festivals all across the country at science.events.

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], 608.316.4390. 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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