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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

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7th Annual Physics Fair!

Saturday February 15th from 11am-4pm the physics department will be holding an open house. Families and kids will have a chance to participate in hands-on demonstrations, laboratory tours, and informal conversations with our amazing scientists. The Ingersoll Physics Museum will also be open to the public as well as the Wonders of Physics 31st Annual show.

 

The 31st Annual Wonder of Physics programs are coming up in February!  Register for free ticket here

No tickets left?  KEEP TRYING!  People return tickets all the time.

You may have heard of Newton's Cradle, but have you ever heard of Newton's Beads?  Check out this video of Mike uncovering the science behind this demo.  You can even do at home!

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

The 11th Annual Science Expeditions was a great success. Check out some of the photos from the weekend.

Students pulling on Magdeburg plates  Student playing with plasma ball

Check out the video from the 2013 Show.

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



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    "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."