Illuminated by fluorescence

Best of the Fest: Wisconsin Science Festival in photos

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
    Illuminated by fluorescence
  • Hair-raising science
    Hair-raising science
  • Digging into topography
    Digging into topography
  • Enveloped by greenhouse mist
    Enveloped by greenhouse mist
  • Meeting a furry friend
    Meeting a furry friend