Let’s Talk Trash: Exploring The Dane County Trash Lab

Learn all about what happens to your trash here in Dane County by exploring the Trash Lab! Created in partnership between the Dane County Department of Waste & Renewables and the Madison Children’s Museum, the Trash Lab features more than 10 playful interactive stations, engaging stories, various models and compelling photography and video footage to … Continued

Leap into Fall

Join us outside on the David R. Obey Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center’s boardwalk to learn about the autumn season with hands-on science and art activities. This event is free, family friendly and open to the public. Activities are best for children grades K-4. The trail is ½ mile in length. No registration required. Children … Continued

Ballet Intersections: The Physics of Ballet

What do physics and dance have in common? Lots! Join scientist/dancer Juan Carlos Díaz Vélez at Madison Ballet’s studios as he and artists from the Madison Ballet share and demonstrate how dancers intuitively use the principles of physics to create the magic they bring to the stage. You might even want to try some dance … Continued

Meet an Insect Ambassador

Explore the science of bugs with an insect ambassador from UW-Madison at Matheson Memorial Library. You’ll learn about what insects do in the winter, see specimens of local bugs and insects from far away, and maybe even get to meet some real, live insects!

Wisconsin Science Festival at Beloit Farmers’ Market with Beloit College

Join us at the Beloit Farmers’ Market to learn about science and engage in hands-on activities! Themes for our stations include: Plastics – recycling and the Wisconsin connection Antibiotics – resistance and discovery This event is open to the community and geared towards kids ages 6-12. *Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, this event is … Continued

Skins, Skulls and Scat!

Visit us at the Monona Public Library as we have special guests from the Aldo Leopold Nature Center join us for an exciting outdoor event: Skins, Skulls and Scat! This is an interactive program where kids can use their senses to explore and discover different native Wisconsin animals. We guide this exploration with real animal … Continued

Food Science

Have you ever wondered how a microwave heats food or what causes bread to rise? In this class at Matheson Memorial Library, kids and their grownups will team up to discover the mystery behind the foods we eat. Learn about emulsions by making butter, bake dinner rolls and microwave popcorn.

Playing with Polymers at the Town Hall Library

What is a polymer? What does a crossed-linked polymer look like? Ooze into a gooey hour of sliming around! Create slime using the Mad Science recipe, and then enter the Slime Olympics. Take home your own concoction of Mad Science Slime! Free tickets available by calling (262) 966-2933 or stopping in at the Town Hall … 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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