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.

Upcoming Events

10th Annual Physics Fair – February 18, 2017 (More information here)

34th Wonders of Physics program – February 2017 (More information here)



 Check out the video from the 2015 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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