Sandhill Wildlife Area Crane Watch

Observe flocks of sandhill cranes landing for the evening in the Gallagher Marsh at Sandhill Wildlife Area from 3 p.m. to sunset. Guests are asked to register in the logbook and pick up a map at the kiosk near the entrance gate. Follow the 14-mile one-way Trumpeter Trail auto tour through a variety of habitats … Continued

Visit the Allen Centennial Garden

Allen Centennial Garden is open to the public from dawn to dusk. Admission is free, and all are welcome. Self-guided tours available.

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

Upham Woods: Guided Hike to Identify Animal Signs

Upham Woods will host a community day on October 23 in partnership with the Wisconsin Science Festival to promote outdoor exploration and discovery. The event will include a guided hike focused on spotting animal signs along the trails. Animal signs can be used in BioBlitz methodology to identify animals that are present in the ecosystem … Continued

Super Science Saturday

Don’t miss this hands-on, all-ages open house-style event at UW-Whitewater at Rock County! Enjoy all we have, from insects to inflorescence and so much in between.

Hands-On Science

Stop in to the Pewaukee Public Library and experience over a dozen hands-on science activities! Learn about magnets, circuits, slime, geology, rockets and much more! So many fun things to do and kids will even get to take some of their experiments home. Perfect for curious kids and their adults! No registration required, but we … Continued

The Leonard R. Ingersoll Physics Museum

The Leonard R. Ingersoll Physics Museum was fully established in 1918 and was known at the time as the Historical museum, making it one of the first museums of its kind in the country that focused on physics. The Ingersoll Physics Museum is free to public and runs on donations. Our exhibits give our guests … Continued

What Lives in the Soil?

Discover hands-on activities, guides and videos for exploring the life underneath your feet from the UW-Madison soil science department. CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED This is an online event.

Science on the Square / Madison Night Market Fusion

Join us for one fantastic night that blends science with downtown Madison businesses! Back for its fourth year, the ever popular Science on the Square event is fusing with the Madison Night Market to create a unique way to explore hands-on science activities while also supporting local businesses and vendors. Learn more about the science … Continued

Explore Engineering with K’Nex and Legos

Stop in and get creative with Pewaukee Public Library’s K’Nex and Lego building toys. What will you make? We will have some “expert” builders on hand to help. Best for kids ages 3 and older and teens. No registration required, but we may need to limit the number of people in the room.

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