Notice: the ICE Office will be closed through Friday, May 15

In response to the COVID-19 situation we must close the ICE Office and Online Store until May 15th. Our office will reopen Monday, May 18. The University of Wisconsin-Madison has requested that only absolutely essential operations continue. We regret the inconvenience but these are not typical times. As the COVID-19 situation develops further we will post updates here. If you have questions, please contact us by email at ice@chem.wisc.edu. We will try to respond within 48 hours.

Chemistry Camps Cancelled for summer 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Wisconsin-Madison has cancelled all face-to-face summer outreach programs, including ICE Chemistry Camps. We will provide full refunds to all who have already registered. We regret being unable to provide hands-on science to children for the first time in more than 35 years.

Outreach

Interactive science museum exhibits, after school programs, summer science camps, science theater, web-based outreach, and student-led demonstration shows—that's what ICE outreach programs are all about. All of our informal outreach programs work toward the goal of encouraging scientific discovery and enthusiasm in both children and adults. ICE partners with local and national organizations such as the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County, Discovery Center Museum and the ChemEd Digital Library to reach a wide demographic of students, teachers, and science enthusiasts.

ICE Outreach Programs

Learn more about our specific outreach programs, which can be categorized as follows: