October 20-23 is Wisconsin Science Fest, which is described as a "statewide festival celebrating curiosity and creativity." There will be events celebrating and educating about science throughout the state, including lots to do in Milwaukee.
Most of the events are geared toward adult science geeks (think "speed dating with research" and an event showcasing the archaeological evidence for prehistoric alcoholic beverages.) But there are some fun events for kids too. Here are the top science-y activities going on in Milwaukee.
Archaeology Day at the Milwaukee Public Museum -- On October 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., visitors to the museum will have the chance to do things like sift through a dig box and learn all about excavation.
Slightly Spooky Special Effects at Betty Brinn Children's Museum -- On every day of the science fest, Betty Brinn patrons will be able to learn about how haunted house special effects are made, and will even get to experiment with some of them. Activities will take place Thursday and Friday, October 20 and 21 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, and from 2 to 4 p.m. Hours for Saturday and Sunday, October 22 and 23 are 2 to 4 p.m.
Enchanted Forest -- The Urban Ecology Center will be aglow with a candlelit path, and visitors will get to take a walk to look for nocturnal characters, followed by indoor games, crafts and hot cider.
For more information, visit the Wisconsin Science Fest website.