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
March 14
Town Center

Saturday Science: Earth Day Countdown

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

Get ready to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! Build a wind turbine; practice an energy audit for your house; make a sustainability pledge; discover Wisconsin environmentalists Aldo Leopold, John Muir & Gaylord Nelson and more.

Saturday
10:00 am
April 4
Town Center

Saturday Science: UW Science Expeditions

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

Explore dozens of hands-on exploration stations! Discover science at UW-Madison; connect with people, places & programs; take the trolley around campus; visit the Engineering Expo; see spectacular science shows 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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