Science at the Zoo

Discover the science behind caring for our animals at the Henry Vilas Zoo! On Saturday and Sunday we’ll have guided tours leaving every half-hour from the main gate (entrance on South Randall Ave). You’ll learn about some of our wonderful animals and conservation efforts we participate in to protect their wild counterparts. Visit us on … Continued

Explore Hunt Hill

Enjoy Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary’s diverse habitats including a bog, a prairie meadow, several lakes and many different types of forests! Explore the trails and inspire your curiosity for the natural world. Hunt Hill’s trails are free and open to the public daily during daylight hours.

Extreme STEAM Discovery & The ABCs of Science

Kids will enjoy hands-on science exploitative fun including experiments and interactive stations! Event Highlights: October 17:  Conduction and Insulators of Electricity October 18:  The Magic of Science Demonstrations October 19:  DNA extraction with Dr. Katie, Professor of Genetics at UW-Madison.  ABC’s of Science by Chris Ferrie book giveaway to the first 50 families.  It is … Continued

Kids in the Rotunda Presents The Physics Experience

Physics is the study of how things move, how they push and pull on each other, and how they exchange energy. The Physics Experience is a fast-paced, engaging and educational physics program, filled with demonstrations that help people better understand the physics in the world around them while having fun! Mike Randall is the former … Continued

Phoenix from the Ashes Exhibition

The Phoenix from the Ashes exhibit highlights creative projects made from Madison ash trees destined to die due to the emerald ash borer infestation. Phoenix from the Ashes is a unique partnership between Madison Parks, Madison Arts Commission and Wisconsin Urban Wood. The trees, once felled, were milled by The Wood Cycle of Wisconsin, an … Continued

KidsLab: Imagine, Explore, Create!

Drop into our KidsLab, a maker-style space for curious kids, at the Pauline Haass Public Library. Science-loving volunteers will be on hand to assist with exploring our STEAM-based activities. Put on your scientist’s lab coat and be amazed by a chemical reaction. Witness the creation of a claymation video at our animation studio. Examine minerals, … Continued

MCHS Science for Families

This event features stations that families can move through at their own pace and conduct experiments/demonstrations. Kids and families will have fun learning about archaeology, chemical reactions, biology, physics and more! The STEM Scout Discovery Bus will also be on-site. The various research centers at the Marshfield Clinic Research Institute will host different interactive educational … Continued

Dairy Cattle Center

Explore and learn about Wisconsin’s dairy industry with 45-minute guided tours through the UW-Madison Dairy Cattle Center. Tours start on the hour and the last tour leaves at 2 p.m. Tours on Friday, October 18, are for preregistered school groups only (more information here).

The Physics Experience with Mike Randall

Physics is the study of how things move, how they push and pull on each other, and how they exchange energy. The Physics Experience is a fast-paced, engaging and educational physics program, filled with demonstrations that help people better understand the physics in the world around them, while having fun at the same time. Explore … Continued

Geology Rocks!

Join the park naturalist for a hike up the east bluff of Devil’s Lake State Park to learn about the park’s unique geology and see the beauty the park has to offer. We’ll spend the evening hiking the scenic east bluff and checking out some of the park’s famous rock formations. This hike will be … Continued

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