Wisconsin Science Festival | Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass
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Wisconsin Science Festival

Celebrate Curiosity at #WiSciFest!
October 16-22, 2023

The weeklong Wisconsin Science Festival features events throughout Wisconsin for people of all ages. Activities include hands-on science experiments, live Q&A sessions and interviews with scientists, demonstrations, performances, behind-the-scenes tours and more. Discover how Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass is celebrating the Wisconsin Science Festival. We hope you can join us!


Tuesday, October 17, 2023 – Glass Blowing Demonstrations (4:30-6:00 pm & 6:30-8:00 PM)

Come down to our glass studio and watch a unique piece of art being created by a professional glass artist! Our mini dragon holds 15 lbs of molten glass and includes a reheating chamber. You’ll learn about the history of glass art, equipment and tools used by glass artists all over the world, and tricks that glass blowers use to create one of a kind blown glass art.

 Demonstrations will be hosted on Tuesday, October 17, 4:30-6:00 PM & 6:30-8:30 PM, $15 a person


Thursday, October 19, 2023 – Badger Talks

University of Wisconsin Madison Professor Lauren Riters presents, “Why Do Birds Sing?”

Scientists have known how birds sing for decades but why they sing is still a puzzle. Do they sing for pleasure? For love? To mark a territory? And how do birds know when and what to sing? This talk will explore these questions and also address what birds learn by listening to songs. Admission is FREE, but registration is required.