Campus Wide Open House 3/31 - 4/2, 2017

To Sign Up to lead an Exploration Station, a Science Spectacular or a Destination for Exploration, please register at:

New Destination for Exploration on Sunday, April 2nd: UW-Madison School of Pharmacy's Rennebohm Hall. 

The UW School of Veterinary Medicine Open House is taking place on the same weekend as Science Expeditions!

Dear Science Researcher and Outreacher,

On behalf of the UW-Madison Science Alliance, we invite you to participate in the 15th Annual UW-Madison Science Expeditions on March 31 and April 1-2, 2017.

Why participate in UW-Madison Science Expeditions?  UW-Madison Science Expeditions is an annual campus-wide science open house:  it’s an opportunity for all of us to welcome everyone to their public, land-grant research university.

This campus-wide open house features three types of programs:

1. Exploration Stations: hands-on exhibits where you share insights into your research.

2. Science Spectaculars: presentations that engage a larger audience, usually in an auditorium.

3. Destinations for Exploration: tours or Open Houses of venues across campus.

To Sign Up to lead an Exploration Station, a Science Spectacular or a Destination for Exploration, please click on the icon below:

2016 Campus Open House Destinations:

Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery: Discovery Building

DC Smith Greenhouse

Birge Hall Greenhouses

Chemistry Building (Scientific Glassblowing Tour)

Wisconsin National Primate Research Center

Washburn Observatory

Biomechanics Lab (in Natatorium)

The Epidemiology Lab (in Natatorium)

Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences Building (AOSS)

Microbial Sciences Building (Leafcutter Ant Display Colony)

Dairy Cattle Center

Rooftop greenhouse in Leopold Hall

UW Geology Museum

Allen Centennial Gardens

Russell Labs (Wisconsin Insect Research Collection)

Room 2130, Chamberlin Hall (L.R. Ingersoll Physics Museum)

Sterling Hall Planetarium

Steenbock Library

Babcock Hall

Signe Skott Copper Hall (School of Nursing)

Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC)

UW Health Clinical Simulation Program Facility

UW-Madison Arboretum

Picnic Point  


Science Expeditions is made possible through these partners and participating centers, departments and organizations.

2016 Timetable & Map

2016 Guidebook

2016 Poster (pdf)

2016 Handout (pdf)

Science Expeditions Archives 

(2011 - 2016)