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

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

Images from Kenya

Explore A Photographer’s Journey and view Dennis Trecek’s images from Kenya at the Portage Center for the Arts.

Birds in Art 2019

New avian-themed artworks by 114 worldwide artists comprise the 44th annual “Birds in Art” exhibition, on view Saturday, September 7, through Sunday, December 1, at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau. This year’s exhibition includes artwork by 2019 Master Artist Alan Woollett, 22 who were named Master Artists during previous “Birds in Art” … Continued

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