The Morgridge Institute inspires and engages society. We support children, students, families, adults, educators, teachers, scientists and researchers through programming, events, teaching materials, professional development, training, and much more.

Here you can learn more about the curiosity-sparking programs for children, youth, students, and adults. These programs are available in-person here in Madison, Wis., at the beautiful Discovery Building, but many others are available in new digital platforms or are hosted at schools, community centers, libraries, and museums throughout Wisconsin and beyond.

The Morgridge Institute also promotes engagement among scientists. We help researchers and trainees grow as experts, mentors, communicators, and members of society through professional development, fellowships, workshops and conferences.

Educators and teachers will find reliable, relevant and accurate instructional materials on rapidly-advancing biomedical topics. These easy-to-access information guides and resources can be easily incorporated into existing science curriculums.

Featured EventCOVID-19: Next steps to normalcy

February 17 @ 4:30 pm

Two years in, the pandemic has reshaped our country and the world, and we face yet another phase of the crisis with the omicron variant. What does the path forward look like? The Director of the Rowe Center for Virology Research at the Morgridge Institute, Dr. Paul Ahlquist, will moderate a discussion on where we are, the outlook for moving out of the crisis and into recovery, and how we can manage this new normal going forward.

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COVID-19: Next steps to normalcy



Learn with scientists! Find digital and in-person programs, events, and opportunities for children, students, youths, teachers, and adults to explore science. Programs include the annual Wisconsin Science Festival, the Rural Summer Science Camp, the Summer Science Workshop Series and more.

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Teaching & Learning

Find a library of educational materials to help educators, teachers, and science enthusiasts! These guides and resources can be used in the classroom or for at-home activities.

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Professional Development

Researchers and trainees can cultivate new skills with Morgridge Institute programs. Through fellowships, workshops, and collaborations within the scientific community, we train well-rounded professionals whose skills extend far beyond the bench.

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Our Community Mission

Society is strengthened by science. We connect with communities to spark imagination.


Through Discovery Outreach, a partnership effort of the Morgridge Institute for Research and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, we support an array of live science events at the Discovery Building and beyond.

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Contact the Morgridge Institute for Research

Wes Marner

Wesley D. Marner II

Education Programs Manager
(608) 316-4716