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Experience the wonders of the science through engaging and informative presentations, offered with the young and the young-at-heart in mind. Our programs offer a fascinating way to help attendees learn, to provide a field trip destination for schools, and to open up the world of science to everyone.

Below are some commonly asked questions about attending a Science Bag program. If you don’t see an answer to your question here, please feel free to contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are the presentations open to the public and to children?

Yes! All presentations are open to anyone who wants to attend. The content is meant for the general public and no prior science knowledge is required. Every child has different attention spans, but in general the presentations are well-suited for ages 10 and up. Some younger children will also find the presentation compelling and understandable.

How long is an average presentation?

The event is approximately 50 to 60 minutes total. Depending on the topic there may be presentation time, demonstration time, and audience Q&A.

Is this free?


Where can I park? How much is parking?

There are multiple parking garages on campus or nearby street parking. Costs vary by location. See the campus’ transportation page for more information about on-campus parking as well as other transportation options.

Where on campus is this located?

Room N103 is located just inside the front entrance to Lapham from the doors facing Maryland Avenue.

Is the facility wheelchair accessible?


How do I register my class for a school field trip?

Contact the Science Bag coordintor Kate Valerius by email.

Do I need to RSVP for myself or my family?

No, you can just show up. If you are bringing an exceptionally large group (15 or more people), you can email us ahead of time so that we can make sure to save a group of seats together for you. Email program coordinator Kate Valerius.

Our Location

Lapham Hall, Lecture Hall, N103

In addition to the Google map, you may use the map at the link above to view a campus map that also shows parking and accessible entrances


Paid parking is available at various locations on campus for visitors. Please see the UWM Transportation website for current information about rates and available lots. The closest garages to our building are the Union and the Lubar College of Business. Short-term free and metered parking may also be available on local streets. Students looking for regular on-campus parking should look at the permits section of the Transportation web site.

Public Transportation

Milwaukee County Transit buses regularly run the perimeter of the campus on Edgewood Ave., Downer Ave., Kenwood Blvd., and Oakland Ave., and through campus on Hartford and Maryland. For buses and route information, please check the Milwaukee County Transit System website.


Bike racks are available around the UWM campus. The Oak Leak Bike Trail is located only a few blocks from campus.