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Welcome to The Wonders of Physics at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Since 1984, The Wonders of Physics has educated and entertained thousands of schoolchildren, families, and the general public

Our “Spend an Evening With The Wonders of Physics: A Special Preview Event” for Friday, August 15th has been cancelled, due to insufficient ticket sales.
Tickets purchased have been refunded.

Our thanks to all those who made donations to The Wonders of Physics.  We deeply appreciate your support.  
Those wishing to make a tax-deductible gift can do so by clicking the Donate tab on The Wonders of Physics website.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you!

Mike Randall
Outreach Coordinator
The Wonders of Physics 
UW-Madison Department of Physics
Chamberlin Hall, Room 1209

Upcoming Events

8th Annual Physics Fair – Saturday February 14th, 2015

32nd Wonders of Physics program – February 2015 (More information here)



 Check out the video from the 2014 Show!

Or, check out our Photo Gallery to see pictures from past shows!

Students pulling on Magdeburg plates  Student playing with plasma ball

What are Teachers saying about the Wonders of Physics show?

"It was a great introduction to physics for them, and throughout the year, they would relate concepts to the program."

"The program generated tremendous discussions amongst the children for quite a few days. It was a wonderful presentation!"

"It was an excellent opportunity for them to see an expansion of science activites that may be discussed in the elementary classroom."

"I enjoyed watching the excitement of the students. It was very engaging."

Interested in bringing a group to campus and seeing a Wonders of Physics show? Please schedule a customized campus group visit through UW-Madison Campus and Visitor Relations. There are a lot of things to do on the campus of UW-Madison!


The Wonders of Physics
program is made possible by grants from the Office of Fusion Energy Sciences of the United States Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation.

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