Host a Science on the Square Event

Friday, October 14 | 5-9 p.m.

Back by popular demand, the Wisconsin Science Festival is looking to partner with downtown Madison organizations for the fifth-annual Science on the Square event.

Looking for Downtown Business and Venue Partners

Businesses located in Madison’s Central Business Improvement District are invited to join the fun! Event audiences range from adults enjoying a Friday night out to families wanting to explore together. Event is headquartered at the top of State Street and all venues are promoted using the festival website and program map. This year our event is looking to include indoor hands-on science activities at downtown businesses as well as outdoor tabling opportunities spanning State St.   There will be plenty of fun for all ages!  If interested, email Sam, at [email protected] (Deadline to register is August 1)

Activities could include:

  • Tastings
  • Special discounts or products
  • Tours
  • Scavenger hunt location
  • Demonstrations
  • Hands-on stations
  • Appearance of the #WiSciFest mascot, Beesly 
  • Much more

Festival coordinators will work with you to create a safe and fun experience that makes sense for your location!

Why Host a Science on the Square Event?

Bring in new audiences to your venue, showcase your products and position your business as a community leader! You get to help highlight science and technology and inspire curiosity in our community.

In 2021,  over 12,000 people attended Science on the Square. It’s easy and free to participate. If your doors are open, we can help make the rest happen.  CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO FROM THE 2021 EVENT!

Science on the Square events are advertised via #WiSciFest social media, website and more, garnering tens of thousands of website page views and ad impressions!

Contact [email protected] to learn more or to register your business.

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  Learn about the year-round community programs at the Discovery Building.

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