Our top picks for this weekend are all happening on Saturday, August 26, and they're all pretty out-of-the-ordinary!

Creatures of the night

Wisconsin Bat Festival: Meet the superheroes of the night and day from around the world! Many bat-themed activities including guided tropical and desert tours and the importance of bats to our food systems.
Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, 524 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

An AWE-some carnival

Carnival of AWE: Join us for the second annual carnival fundraiser for Artists Working in Education. Activities for all ages including caricatures, ring toss and bags, paint balloon toss, photo booth, art stations, cash raffle, carnival games, face painting and more!
South Shore Farmers Market, 2900 S. Shore Drive, Milwaukee
1 to 5 p.m.

RELATED: Check out what's on tap at the Carnival of AWE

Explosive entertainment

Science Saturdays: Don’t try this at home! Join us for fire, explosions, astonishing chemical reactions and other ridiculously fun and pointlessly dangerous experiments.

RELATED: Learn science at Discovery World with experiments too dangerous to try at home

Discovery World, 500 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee

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