Hudson, Wisconsin BioBlitz – Wisconsin Science Festival Edition

During the Wisconsin Science Festival Bioblitz, join with people from all across the state from sunrise on Monday, October 14, until sunset on Sunday, October 20. Download the iNaturalist app on your device (optional but encouraged), find at least 10 species in the environment around you, and add your observations to the Wisconsin Science Festival … Continued

Marmosets in Our Midst

Join us at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center to learn about life-saving research and humane animal care. Our family of common marmosets in the lobby inspires curiosity among all ages. We will also have a variety of hands-on activities for visitors to enjoy as they learn about Primate Center research and animal care.

LEGO Club: Build Your Own Ocean Cleanup Machine

Stop by our LEGO Club and to create your own machine with LEGOs to help cleanup pollution in the ocean. We will display creations in our Children’s Library. Registration is not required. Most appropriate for children, ages 5 and up. For questions, please contact, Jamie Mercer, Head of Youth Services at [email protected] or by calling … Continued

Discovery Expo – Community Day, Presented by Morgridge Institute for Research

The Discovery Expo – Community Day invites learners of all ages to the Discovery Building on UW-Madison’s campus to experience dozens of interactive, hands-on exploration stations that feature STEM activities ranging from virtual reality to health and medicine, chemistry, physics demonstrations and more!  Explore the hands-on activities at your own pace and interact with scientists, … Continued

UW Geology Museum Open House

Explore the Geology Museum and take a peek into Wisconsin’s deep history! On your visit you can touch rocks from a time when there were volcanoes in Wisconsin; see corals, jellyfish, and other sea creatures that used to live and swim where we now walk; and stand under the tusks of a mastodon while imagining … Continued

Wisconsin Science Museum

The Wisconsin Science Museum presents displays, demonstrations and programs about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Many of these have interactive aspects and artistic illustrations. We emphasize Homegrown Discoveries, the notable achievements of people working in Wisconsin or Educated here.

Space-Themed StoryWalk®

All ages are invited to take a stroll down Grand Ave, around the W.J. Niederkorn Library, for a Space-Themed StoryWalk®. The featured story of our Space-Themed StoryWalk® is There Was a Black Hole that Swallowed the Universe written by Chris Ferrie, illustrated by Susan Batori. This special space-themed StoryWalk® will include QR codes linking directly … Continued

How Did This Happen? From Urban Nerd to Steward of the Land

Join us for this extra special Wisconsin Science Festival program! How does a “picked last in gym” nerd become a sought-after exercise physiologist? What do endangered lizards from the Solomon Islands have to do with dairy goats on a farm in the Midwest? And why would a born-and-raised Chicago girl, with no farming experience whatsoever, … Continued

Tween Crunch & Craft: DIY Walking Sticks

Youth, ages 9-12, stop in the children’s library to paint and embellish your own walking stick (while supplies last). Walking sticks are ideal hiking aids, excellent for walking in neighborhoods and on rustic, wooded trails.

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