Science Expeditions



Phone (608) 265-2420 Science Alliance, Tom Zinnen

Science Expeditions 2014: April 4, 5, 6 (Friday - Sunday)

UW-Madison welcomes learners and explorers of all ages to campus to experience science as exploring the unknown at the 12th Annual UW-Madison Science Expeditions, a fun, family-friendly event for kids and adults of all ages. There are no tickets required for any of the on campus events or venues. The free Science Expeditions Trolley will speed you between venues while you embark on a scientific journey tour led by UW-Madison Tour Guides. Nearby parking can be found in Lot 20 at 1390 University Avenue, Lot 17 at 1550 Engineering Drive, and Lot 36 at 1645 Observatory Drive. (Use the new real-time parking website to find available spaces in parking lots around campus.)

Complete information is available on the website, including a comprehensive schedule and event map

On Friday April 4, start your Science Expedition at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery Building with SoundWaves at 7pm. 

Then on Saturday April 5, visit many of the 15+ Destinations for Exploration from 9am through 5pm (times vary by location). Stop at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery Building for fun hands-on Exploration Stations for learners of all ages from 10am-2pm. Enjoy the splendid Science Spectacular Shows at Chamberlin Hall, Sterling Hall and Chemistry.

Sunday April 6 Trek to the Health Sciences Learning Center between 10am and 2pm for 20+ Exploration Stations on medical research, tour the Clinical Simulation Program and view the exhibit entitled "Costly Progress: Medical Advances in the American Civil War" in the Ebling Library at HSLC. will host. 

Between noon and 5pm head to Ruth Davis Design Gallery at The School of Human Ecology to take in the exhibit entitled "Crafting Canoes: Art and Science of the Hydro Dynamic Design." At 1pm hear Professor Majid Sarmadi's talk on "Engineering Fibers to Fit the Need" and at 3pm hear Reid Carlson's talk on "Concrete Canoes at the University of Wisconsin-Madison."

At 2pm join a hiking tour of Picnic Point guided by members of the Friends of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. Meet at the main gate to Picnic Point just north of Lot 129, 2004 University Bay Drive.

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Owner: Geoff M.Group: Campus and Visitor Relations
Created: 2009-03-02 18:00 CSTUpdated: 2014-10-23 13:54 CST
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