Birds in Art 2020

UPDATE:  As a precaution, the Woodson Art Museum proactively closed temporarily, effective October 9 until further notice; for details, check www.lywam.org.  For virtual sources of diversion and inspiration, explore the Museum’s website https://www.lywam.org/learn-do/digital-resources/ 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

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

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

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

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).

Friday Night Show: Creepy Cosmos

Celebrate this spooky time of year at UW-Milwaukee’s Manfred Olson Planetarium with tales of cosmic occurrences from the deep universe that will send a shiver down your spine. Stimulate your sixth sense as we dive into the perils of space exploration, exoplanets being devoured by their own star, and zombie stars that come back to … 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

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