The UW 175th anniversary community open house will be held April 5-7. Enjoy family-friendly fun, interactive science and art activities, Bucky Badger, and more on campus. Everything is free and open to the public.

A full schedule of events can be found on the Community Open House website.

Check out these CALS-related events:

Babcock Dairy Observation Deck Tours
Tour Babcock Dairy’s observation deck to learn about the making behind 175 S’more Years ice cream and Cranniverscherry cheese!
Friday, April 5, 2024, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday, April 6, 2024, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday, April 7, 2024, 2-3 p.m.

Celebrate 175 Years of UW with Free Samples, Prizes & Sales
Enjoy free official 175th-anniversary ice cream and the official 175th-anniversary cheese, Cranniverscherry.
Friday, April 5, 2024, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, April 6, 2024, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, April 7, 2024, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Hiram Smith Hall Open House
Come explore Hiram Smith Hall, one of the oldest buildings on campus, the first permanent dairy instruction building in the US, and home to one of the top science communication programs in the country. This self-guided tour explores the buildings historic architecture and original features and provides guests with an insight into the Department of Life Sciences Communication.
Friday, April 5, 2024, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Science Expeditions – Exploration Stations
Interactive exhibits for all ages that focus on current research taking place at UW-Madison.
Part of the 2024 UW Science Expeditions.
Saturday, April 6, 2024, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sunday, April 7, 2024, 1-3:30 p.m.

Wisconsin Energy Institute Open House
Engage with scientists while exploring fun, interactive demonstrations and learning about the work being done to further our transition to clean energy systems.
Saturday, April 6, 2024, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

The Lakeshore Nature Preserve: A Science Expeditions Destination for Exploration
Explore the Lakeshore Nature Preserve with interactive learning stations for all ages. UW students and other experts will be on hand to talk about insects, birds, effigy mounds, soils, trees and the geology of the Picnic Point wall.
Sunday, April 7, 2024, 12-4 p.m.