Physics, microbes and more come to life at Science Expeditions

March 26, 2009

UW-Madison may churn out top-quality researchers, but it’s also a place where learners of all ages can explore the mysterious and not-so-mysterious world of science for themselves.

For the seventh year in a row, Science Expeditions welcomes anyone with a curious mind to enjoy a variety of jaw-dropping shows, hands-on exhibits and more. Join scientists and students on Saturday, April 4, to find out how things work and what’s going on in research near and far.

Combining some of the university’s most popular science shows with new activities and expanded exhibition hours, Science Expeditions has something for everyone.

Science Spectaculars feature lively demonstrations more thrilling than magic. From noon-4 p.m., “Science is Fun,” and “The Wonders of Physics,” alternate each hour in UW’s the Stock Pavilion while “Fusion Science Theater” takes place in the Microbial Sciences Building.

Also in Microbial Sciences, as well as the biochemistry addition, dozens of Exploration Stations offer a chance to interact with scientists. From noon-4 p.m., visitors can get a close-up view of some of the cutting-edge work taking place on campus: animal biology from the School of Veterinary Medicine, DNA research, biotechnology, IceCube’s neutrino work at the South Pole and more.

All events are free and open to the public. For details, including parking, call Visitor and Information Programs at 263-2400.

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