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 first 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
May 5
Town Center

Saturday Science: Science of the Night

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


Discover how the night and darkness affect different things! Meet animals that stay up all night and sleep all day; orbit with models of the moon, sun and Earth; light up the darkness with glow-in-the-dark art; investigate nocturnal vision; and more. Plus, explore activities designed with the Morgridge Kids’ Science Council and the Vera Court Community Center.

Saturday
10:00 am
June 2
Town Center

Saturday Science: Sounds of the City

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


From animals to bridges, parties, sirens, music, boats and laughter, explore the city and all the sounds it makes! Why does the train clickety clack? Do you know why stoplights buzz? How many teeth does a tree grinder have? Can you hear insects walk on a sidewalk?

Saturday
10:00 am
July 7
Town Center

Saturday Science: Everyday Science - How Things Work

This event is open to the public.

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

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