Back to the Moon

The program at the UW-Stevens Point Science Building will consist of two parts. We will start by introducing the night sky of the fall and winter in central Wisconsin. Then we will briefly discuss the exciting Artemis NASA program and present a full dome planetarium program entitled “Back to the Moon for Good.”

Gyroscope Tricks & Experiments – Feel the Force! A Hands-On Workshop

GYROSCOPE WORKSHOP Learn tricks! Try experiments! Feel the force~ Get a gyro to use & keep! + See odd gyroscopes from the museum’s world-class collection Gyroscopes are in the spinning top family, with spinning abilities beyond most tops, with a mysterious force that seems to defy gravity. The amazing device, invented in the 1700s, not … Continued

Badger Talk: Dr. James Lattis – The History of Astronomy in Wisconsin

Wisconsin was on the western edge of the United States when astronomy began at the University of Wisconsin. Wisconsin’s astronomers soon moved on to the scientific frontier as well, and this talk at the UW-Stevens Point Chemistry-Biology Building will illustrate some of the highlights of astronomical research at UW.

Experience Wisconsin’s Homegrown Discoveries at the Wisconsin Science Museum

Learn about the achievements of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians working in Wisconsin or educated here. See technological creations up close and learn about them. You can activate some exhibits and see them in action. Look at instruments used by scientists. Look through a microscope to see how scientists study things that are too small … Continued

DeForest Middle School STEAM Family Night

STEAM Night is a free, family event at DeForest Middle School with hands-on activities to explore the different areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture and Math. Activities will be hosted by middle and high school students and district staff members, as well as various departments from UW-Madison.

Try to Solve These Hands-On Brainteasers Puzzles!

Try an unusual variety of fun & challenging, hands-on brainteaser puzzles at the unique Logic Puzzle Museum. Visits are in a 90-minute session, with lots of family fun and thinking! After a brief introduction, everyone is invited to try the hands-on brainteaser puzzles plus see the exhibit and collection. Visitors may also make a puzzle … Continued

The Adventure of the Statistician’s Rule-of-Thumb

Join us at the Delta Beer Lab for an evening to celebrate science with Claudia Solis-Lemus, a professor at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and the department of plant pathology at UW-Madison, who will give a talk and answer questions about “The Adventure of the Statistician’s Rule-of-Thumb.” This talk will take place in the outdoor … Continued

Tabletop Tricks & Thinking Fun – A Workshop for ages 7-107!

Learn fun, funny and amusing optical and mind tricks for the tabletop that will impress and puzzle your family and friends. Try 13 different challenges that fool your brain. These are quick things to try, learn and wonder about: classics, science, physics, almost-magic or just thinking fun, from presenter Judith Schulz, Logic Puzzle Museum curator. … Continued

Come fly with Us!

The Aviation Heritage Center of Wisconsin, located at the Sheboygan County Airport, will host fun, family-friendly activity stations around the science of flight. You can tour the museum, fly a simulator and learn about airports and airplanes. Design an airplane company, discover what makes airplanes fly, be an Air Traffic Controller or design and build … Continued

Science in a Bag Pickup Location: Milton Public Library

Stop by this location during regular library hours to get a free Science in a Bag STEM Kit courtesy of the Wisconsin Science Festival. Activities are appropriate for ages K-12 and feature science and research happening in the state of Wisconsin. In addition, visit the Science in a Bag portal for further instructions and bonus … Continued

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