Girls & STEM

It may be called Girls & STEM, but this day offers something for the whole family! Come ready to spark new interests, make real-life connections, and fight stereotypes and obstacles facing young girls and women in Milwaukee! 


  • Astronautics – Participate in a hands-on activity that reinforces principles of flight.  
  • MSOE – Children will learn binary code and make their own bracelet to take home as a souvenir!
  • Schlitz Audubon Nature Center – Visit with wildlife ambassadors including, snakes, turtles, and live raptors.  
  • Rockwell Automation will be conducting an activity to help you understand the engineering process and automation.
  • DNR-Lakeshore State Park – Come meet some of the Lakeshore State Park staff to try your hand at identifying aquatic invertebrates that call Lake Michigan their home, as well as invasive and native plants! 
  • Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast – Girl Scouts has STEM badges for girls in grades K-12. Come check out all the new badges and try a few STEM activities! 
  • UW-Milwaukee EnQuest – See the solar power station made by the high school girls of EnQuest, UW-Milwaukee’s all-girl summer camps for high school students. Then try your hand at making a circuit to light an LED and use it to add some flashiness to your own drawing. 
  • Northwestern Mutual – Experience hands-on tech activities, brought to you by hi, Tech, Northwestern Mutual’s STEM Outreach program.  Interactive booth learning experiences will align to tech careers at Northwestern Mutual including Cybersecurity, Data Science, and Software Engineering.
  • University School of Milwaukee Women in STEAM: 7th-12th grade girls will host a DIY science project of their own design!
  • Clarios – Learn how to light colorful LEDs by turning limes into batteries! Join us and make your own lime battery!
  • MilliporeSigma – Explore the extracting of DNA and building models of DNA
  • The Prairie School’s Center for Developing Excellence: They’re on a mission to restore the FUN in teaching the FUNdamentals by incorporating unique hands-on and problem solving activities.
  • Girl Scout Troop 10115:  Edible DNA replica – You can have your base pairs and eat them too. Create a replica of a DNA double helix out of candy gum drops and twizzlers.
  • Brady Corporation: Interact with portable printers and printer material, heat shrinkable tubing, and BradyGlo technology.
  • Society of Women Engineers & Alpha Omega Epsilon: Experience a fun Oobleck Lab where kids will mix learn about non-Newtonian fluids by mixing corn starch, food dye, and water.
  • RoboChix/St. Joan Antida High School: Experience FTC robotics demonstrations and build your own robot craft activity.
  • SACO AEI Polymers:  Learn about various properties of polymers. Stretch rubber bands and observe temperature differences resulting from the stress, and more unique demonstrations.
  • Fox 6 News: Learn the basics of television meteorology! How a forecast is put together and short weathercast for the news; plus how the green screen is used as a forecasting tool.
  • Milwaukee Water Works: Learn how water from Lake Michigan becomes safe drinking water delivered to your home. Discover the variety of STEM positions required to move water through treatment, water quality analysis, pumping, engineering, and distribution processes. Don’t forget to take home your next science project!
  • The ARDUINO Classroom: Explore engineering, coding, and design using the Arduino microcontroller including a voice controlled car, rain sensor, temperature controlled fan, color sensor, sound sensor, music making, a remote controlled robot, and more.
  • Medical College of Wisconsin Mini Medical School: Learn from Medical College of Wisconsin students about the anatomy of the human body. With hands-on simulation models, you can practice using blood pressure cuffs, listening to heart and lung sounds through stethoscopes, performing CPR, and more.
  • Girls Who Code at Marquette University: Participate in activities that showcase different aspects of coding.
  • UWM School of Freshwater Sciences: Explore research at the UWM School of Freshwater Sciences through a look at microscopic organisms and invasive species.
  • CG Schmidt: Pipe cleaner tower building competition, interactive virtual model tour and a VR simulation.
  • Nonprof-IT
  • Carroll University Chemistry Club
  • The National Organization of Minority Architecture Students
  • Strong Microbials Inc
  • American Heart Association
  • Citizen Scientist & Sea Turtle Researcher, Susan Hunnicutt
  • WISN 12-Lindsay Slater & Sally Severson

 Girls & STEM was created to inspire creativity and curiosity in females through engaging hands-on activities that demonstrate and integrate science, technology, engineering, and math. 

Sponsored by Northwestern Mutual, Rockwell Automation, and American Family Insurance. 


Saturday, Nov 9th
10am - 4pm
Enjoyed by All ages
Included in ticket price
Entire Museum