Science Expeditions 2018


Friday April 6th, 2018, 12:00pm

Since 2003, UW Science Expeditions has been welcoming the people of Wisconsin to their public, land-grant research university. This annual, campus-wide science open house connects visitors to UW people and places.

Researchers can provide at least three types of events as part of UW Science Expeditions:

1. Exploration Stations: These staffed, hands-on exhibits will run on two different dates, at three different locations. They are:

  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery (Discovery Building) on Saturday, April 7;
  • 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC) on Sunday, April 8;
  • 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Signe Skott Cooper Hall for School of Nursing faculty, staff and students only on Sunday. April 8; and
  • 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Rennebohm Hall for School of Pharmacy faculty, staff and students only on Sunday, April 8.

2. Science Spectaculars: Shows such as Wonders of Physics or public lectures like Wednesday Nite @ The Lab can run anytime on April 7-8. Researchers provide the presenter and the campus venue. Or contact Tom Zinnen at for help nailing down a venue.

3. Destinations for Exploration: Nearly any UW site can be a Destination for Exploration. Events can include tours of the researcher’s lab or facility, or an open house through part or all of your building. Examples from previous years include an open house at the DC Smith Greenhouse and at the Botany Greenhouse, and both an open house and tours of the Atmospheric Oceanic & Space Sciences Building.

Researchers register here by March 22, 2018.

More information for the public here.