BIG-Size Brain Teaser Puzzles to Solve! Outside! Free

Stop by, anytime, to try the outside window display of GIANT-size Brain Teaser Geometric Puzzles! Can you solve them? Available (outdoors) 24/7 for essential brain exercise and ageless fun. The Logic Puzzle Museum and Teacher Place & Parent Resources are offering this free, outside, thinking fun for families, adults and kids to try. Answers are … Continued

Birds in Art 2020

UPDATE:  As a precaution, the Woodson Art Museum proactively closed temporarily, effective October 9 until further notice; for details, check  For virtual sources of diversion and inspiration, explore the Museum’s website for online options and activities for all ages. Visit virtually for art-filled moments of diversion and rejuvenation.​​ Send your spirits soaring via all-new avian artwork … Continued

Water Bear Resilience Corn Maze at Treinen Farm

Tickets are by reservation only and can be purchased at: Part art installation, part outdoor game, part social experiment, the Treinen Farm corn mazes are designed and cut by entirely by us right here at the farm. Each year we pick a theme and create an entire experience around it. For 2020, we have … Continued

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

Watercolor & Metal Leaf: Teen & Adult Workshop

Join Catherine McClung for a two-day, mixed-media workshop exploring the use of gold and silver leaf in watercolor paintings. Teen and adult participants will learn how to work with metal leaf and gain hands-on experience incorporating the material into original artworks. Total fee: $120 for Woodson Art Museum members; $150 for non-members; includes all materials … Continued

Pumpkin Special at Mid-Continent Railway Museum

Finding your Halloween pumpkin is more fun at Mid-Continent Railway Museum. Climb aboard the Pumpkin Special and make your way to Quartzite Lake where pumpkins from a local grower await your arrival. The conductor is available to help load your pumpkin for the return to North Freedom. Train rides depart at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., … 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

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

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

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