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