Saturday Science at Discovery is a monthly series that features interactive exploration stations centered around a particular topic. Families and learners of all ages are invited to explore hands-on science fun during this free drop-in event, which generally is held from 10 a.m. until noon on the second Saturday of each month in the Town Center of the Discovery Building.

Helpful visitor tips

  • You do not need to check in when you arrive.
  • Station posters have instructions and inspiration to get you started.
  • Adults are encouraged to participate alongside youth so everyone's creativity, curiosity and skills can flourish.
  • There is no required order for the stations. Your curiosity can guide you through the expo.
  • We have many volunteers who support the event, so please help us show them our appreciation!
Saturday
10:00 am
December 14
Town Center

Saturday Science: You Can Be a Science Hero

This event is free and open to the public. It features interactive exploration stations for children and families.

Use science to shape a better world! Create pledges and science crafts to share as gifts, dive into hands-on activities to fuel the super power of creativity, explore ideas with UW students, support our planet and be a champion of sustainable practices, discover amazing heroes of science and how you can be one too and more.

Saturday
10:00 am
January 11
Town Center

Saturday Science: Chill Out with Animals in Winter

This event is free and open to the public. It features interactive exploration stations for children and families.

Discover how animals adapt to the cold and snow! Read animal tracks and tree rings, make your own nature journal, compare animal adaptations, build tools to measure the wind and weather, celebrate Aldo Leopold’s birthday and his interests in the natural world and more.

Saturday
10:00 am
February 8
Town Center

Saturday Science: Secret Science of Sports

This event is free and open to the public. It features interactive exploration stations for children and families.

Discover the science behind your favorite sports! Meet UW student-athletes from Badgers Give Back, test your strength and knowledge, explore the life of a student-athlete, practice your speed and quickness, meet Bucky Badger and more.

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Saturday Science at Discovery is supported by the Morgridge Institute for Research, UW–Madison and WARF.

Saturday Science is sponsored by:
MilliporeSigma

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