Discovery Expo featured hands-on science for UW Science Expeditions

On April 6, families from all over Madison explored the diversity of science at the Discovery Expo — hosted by the Morgridge Institute — held during Science Expeditions, a three-day long open house event across the UW–Madison campus.

The Morgridge Community Engagement Team organized more than 40 interactive and engaging booths at the event featuring scientists from various departments on campus. From cow eye dissections to shipwrecks on the Great Lakes, families experienced hands-on activities and educational presentations from different areas of science. The Discovery Expo concluded with a lively science show with UW chemistry professor Bassam Shakhashiri — with a special guest appearance from Bucky Badger!

Community engagement at the Morgridge Institute stems from our mission to spark scientific curiosity and to serve society in partnership with the university. This year, the Science Expeditions event helped celebrate 175 years of UW–Madison and its achievements in education, innovation and community impact.

Check out the Science Expeditions Discovery Expo in the video above.