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Drive-In Movies with the Madison Mallards

Friday10/185:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Join the Wisconsin Science Festival and Wisconsin Institute for Discovery for drive-in movie events at the Madison Mallards Duck Pond!

• Friday night (10/16) will be out of this world with a space-themed double feature showcasing the blockbuster films Hidden Figures (5:30 p.m.) and Apollo 13 (8:30 p.m.). Attend either or both! Don’t forget to check out a related panel talk happening during the Science Festival: NASA at the Movies: A Conversation with Filmmaking and Special Effects Experts – Saturday October 17th 2PM.

• On Sunday night (10/18) we will be featuring a special screening of the documentary Picture a Scientist (6 p.m.) a 2020 Tribeca Film Festival selection that chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists.

• Register to attend as spaces are limited (REGISTER HERE).

• Cost is FREE and attendees will receive an official Wisconsin Science Festival pint glass (one per household while supplies last) as well as the chance to win other great prizes!

• Bathrooms and concessions will be available (masks required when outside of vehicles).

• Gates and concessions open 1 hour prior to showtime (Gates open at 7:45 p.m. for Apollo 13).


Friday 10/16/20
4:30 p.m. Gates/ Concessions
5:30 p.m. Movie Hidden Figures: The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.
7:45 p.m. Gates
8:30 p.m. Movie Apollo 13: NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.
Sunday 10/18/20
5 p.m. Gates/ Concessions
6 p.m. Movie Picture A Scientist: PICTURE A SCIENTIST chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries – including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists – who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.


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Madison Mallards Duck Pond
2920 N. Sherman Ave
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 246-4277


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