Science By the River: A Wisconsin Rapids Science Festival

A DAY FOR DISCOVERY! Join in the fun and bring the whole family for a science-filled, event-packed walk or bike ride along the river trail between Ben Hansen Park & Veteran’s Memorial Park in Wisconsin Rapids. Travel the trail and enjoy educational booths and hands-on demonstrations provided by Wood County Science-based organizations. Refreshment stops will … Continued

Stumble into Science at Science on the Square

Stumble into Science during Science on the Square at the Wisconsin Science Festival! Explore science right where you are and chat with a scientist while you’re out on the town. Join us on Friday, October 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at participating outdoor cafes and streateries in downtown Madison to have serendipitous conversations with … Continued

2020 Wisconsin Science Festival Events – Available Year Round

Click HERE to explore the fun activities and content from the 2020 Wisconsin Science Festival. The dots on the map include links from the recordings of our live events as well as great videos and at-home activities you can enjoy any time you’d like! Mark your calendars for next year’s Wisconsin Science Festival, October 21-24, … Continued

Nature Explorers: Join the Wisconsin BioBlitz!

During the Wisconsin Science Festival BioBlitz, join with people all across the state during the 100 hours from sunrise on Thursday, October 21, until sunset on Sunday, October 24. Download the iNaturalist app on your device, join the Wisconsin Science Festival BioBlitz 2021, go out and find at least 10 species in the environment around … Continued


Join Britt Bunyard, editor of FUNGI Magazine, for a review of the fungal finds of the day, and a survey of the most common and most unusual mushrooms of the Northwoods at the Sawmill Saloon in Seeley! Arrive early to order your own food and drinks. You don’t have to be a certified Master Naturalist … Continued

Drive-In Movies with the Madison Mallards

** NOTE: THIS IS A SAMPLE EVENT FROM 2020** 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 … Continued

Artist Demonstration

Drop in and observe “Birds in Art” 2019 artist Catherine McClung at work and learn more about how she combines watercolor and metal leaf in her paintings. McClung’s watercolor paintings take inspiration from the woods, waters and meadows near her Michigan home. She often incorporates gold and silver leaf into her artwork, finding a balance … Continued

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