Open Thursdays–Sundays, 9 am–4 pm. Walk-up tickets available most days or reserve advance tickets for guaranteed entry

Thursday–Sunday, 9 am–4 pm

Open Thursdays–Sundays, 9 am–4 pm. Walk-up tickets available most days or reserve advance tickets for guaranteed entry

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Beakers & Broomsticks Week


Beakers & Broomsticks, our popular mashup of science and Halloween fun, expands over four days to allow for more social distancing, while our new Wonderground space adds opportunities for outdoor play. Many of this week’s programs are offered in conjunction with the Wisconsin Science Festival.

Thursday through Sunday:

  • Spooky Squishy Circuits, 1-3 pm in the Wonderground
  • Halloween outdoor selfie station, all day in the Wonderground
  • Halloween crafts, all day in the Art Studio
  • Magic Potions, all day in the Art Studio

Friday through Sunday:

  • Trash Lab mobile exhibit open for visitors 10 am-2 pm daily, plus Friday evening 5-9 pm.
  • Special events:
    • Friday: Food Science Exploration Station, 11 am-noon, Log Cabin
    • Friday: UW Insect Ambassadors, 1-3 pm
    • Friday: Science on the Square, 5-9 pm, free admission
    • Saturday: Ken Lonnquist Halloween concert, 11 am
    • Saturday: UW Neuroscience Outreach, 1-3 pm

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