Science can be messy, smelly and loud, and the Wisconsin Science Festival—with 200+ events hosted in 54 communities across the state—offered fun, friendly opportunities for people of all ages to dig their hands into science topics. Visitors built robots, poked and prodded human organs and learned what it would take for humans to live on Mars. From glowing fluorescent rocks to static electricity to hot and humid greenhouse science, the festival was a feast for the senses.
We’ve collected some of our favorite moments from the 2017 Wisconsin Science Festival, held Nov. 2-5 in Madison and across the state. Vote for your favorite photo and be entered to win some Morgridge prizes!
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Illuminated by fluorescence
Digging into topography
Enveloped by greenhouse mist
Meeting a furry friend