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Science on the Square/Madison Night Market Fusion

Friday10/144:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for one fantastic night that blends science with downtown Madison businesses!

Back for its fifth year, the ever-popular Science on the Square event is again fusing with the Madison Night Market to create a unique way to explore hands-on science activities while also supporting local businesses and vendors. Plus, as a nod to the “International Year of Glass,” we are proud to focus on glass and the many ways it impacts science, art and technology. Discover how glass can help us see new perspectives, improve our communication and further explore our world and beyond.

At Science on the Square, outdoor STEM-themed activities will mix with Madison Night Market vendor tents throughout State Street. Indoor locations will showcase interesting exhibits, talks, or menu/product specials for you to check out as well. Learn more about the science that surrounds us every day while exploring downtown Madison.

Don’t forget to check out live physics demonstrations with the Wonders of Physics at 5:30pm and 7pm on the stage near the top of State St. (capitol end), and also live music at Lisa Link Peace Park (400 block).

The Wisconsin Science Festival and Madison’s Central Business Improvement District are proud to bring you an event you won’t want to miss. Join us in downtown Madison between 4 and 8 p.m. on Friday, October 14, for fun for all ages!

List of Participating Locations (in addition to the hands-on activity stations outdoors on State St.):

  • Madison Children’s Museum – Free Admission
  • Wisconsin Historical Museum
  • Wisconsin Veteran’s Museum
  • Central Library – Wisconsin Book Festival Talks
  • Clary’s Popcorn
  • Parthenon Gyros: Sip and Stargaze – Rooftop stargazing with UW-Madison Astronomy (8-10pm)
  • Ian’s Pizza
  • Little Luxuries
  • The Soap Opera
  • Milipore Sigma Curiosity Cube
  • Art Gecko
  • Fontana Sports
  • It’Sugar
  • Michelangelo’s Coffee House
  • Teddywedgers
  • Sookie’s Veggie Burgers
  • Jewelers on State Street
  • Sencha Tea Bar
  • Anthology



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Demonstration, Hands-On, Open House/Tour, Performances/Films, Expo


Downtown Madison
Madison, WI United States


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