Spend an Evening with The Wonders of Physics - A Special Preview Event!

Friday August 15th, 2014


Tickets are $75 per person.

Limited seating!  Order your tickets today!

Featuring: Musical Tesla Coils, Hovercraft rides, Rube Goldberg contest, Interactive Plasma Displays, Football Cannons, Physics of Plasma show, Silent Auction, and much more!!!

Adults 21 and older only, please.  No children at this event.

Online Ticketing Here!

To order tickets by mail, please mail your check or money order to:

Mike Randall
The Wonders of Physics
Department of Physics
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1150 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53706

Please make your check or money order payable to University of Wisconsin Foundation with the following memo line: Wonders of Physics Outreach Fund (12698078).
Include your name, address, phone, email and the number of tickets purchased.  
You can pick up your tickets at the Will Call table on the night of the event.

  If you can’t attend, but would like to make a donation, please click here.

Please contact Mike Randall, wonders@physics.wisc.edu, if you have any questions.

Thank you for your support!

 Packers Signed Football:

This Collector Series football was donated by the Green Bay Packers and comes with a Certificate of Donation that states:

"It is hereby certified that the football, which accompanies this Certificate, has been donated by the Green Bay Packers.
Original signatures were obtained from all players and coaching staff at the beginning of the 2013 regular season.  

The original signatures were then transferred to the football.
The Green Bay Packers Community Outreach Department is proud to support non-profit organizations in their fundraising efforts."

Signatures include: Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews, Randall Cobb, Eddie Lacey, John Kuhn, and Mike McCarthy.

Estimated value: $200


The Milwaukee Brewers donated a gift certificate, exchangeable for two excellent Club Level Seats at Miller Park for the 

2014 Milwaukee Brewers baseball season.  (Tickets subject to availability.  Cannot be combined with any other offers and is not valid

for Opening Day and any other blackout games at the Brewers discretion.  Expires September 28, 2014).

Estimated value: $84

The Radisson Hotel in Madison donated a set of two gift certificates redeemable at any Radisson hotel. The certificates include $40 towards food and drink in their restaurants, and one room for a night at the hotel with their complementary breakfast. This item is especially perfect for a couple’s night out on the town! 

Estimated Value:  $150

Stay tuned here for information as the date approaches on more silent auction items thanks to our corporate donors!

 One of the many attractions at the Wonders of Physics fundraiser will be a full Physics of Plasma show! 

The Wonders of Physics has created a new, 30-minute show called “The Physics of Plasma”.  The goal of the program is to educate people about plasmas:  what they are, where they can be found, and what we can do with them. Audience members are entertained and amazed by fun, fast-paced demonstrations of various plasma devices, including: plasma globes, Van de Graaff generator, Jacobs ladder, Tesla coil, and a new musical Tesla coil.  Prototype shows were presented in September 2013 at the Epic Users Group Meeting in Verona, WI, and at the Wisconsin Science Festival, UW-Madison campus. More developed versions of the show were presented to families at US Bank Eve in Madison on December 31, 2013, and at the Science Expeditions science festival at UW-Madison on April 5, 2014.  We are currently working with an event planner to present “The Physics of Plasma” at large events nationwide.  Please contact us if you would like to schedule a performance.