Programs for community members

WARF sponsors several programs that highlight science and creativity for campus and community members. These programs are open to the public and held at the Town Center in the Discovery Building.

  • Crossroads of Ideas

    Crossroads of Ideas is a public lecture series that addresses challenging and engaging social science topics such as politics, policy issues, ethics, public perceptions, law and science and society.
  • DIY Science

    Hands-on laboratory experiences are not just for kids! Each month, a different activity encourages adult (18+) audiences to put on lab coats, goggles and gloves and get a firsthand sense of cutting-edge research.
  • Science Café at Discovery

    Science cafés are live grassroots events held in casual settings like coffeehouses and pubs that are open to everyone, organized locally and feature an engaging conversation with a scientist on a particular topic.
  • SoundWaves

    SoundWaves combines scientific lectures about the world with live classical music performances. Each event revolves around a theme, exploring it first from many scientific angles and then through the lens of music.
  • Wisconsin Science Festival

    The Wisconsin Science Festival welcomes people of all ages to look, listen, feel, touch, taste and discover the wonders of all aspects of the sciences, arts and more through interactive exhibits, hands-on workshops, lectures, demonstrations and conversations with leading researchers and creative thinkers.