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The Institute

330 N Orchard Street

Madison, Wisconsin 53715



Weekdays 8-5pm


Visitor parking in lots 17, 20 and 80 costs $1 per 30 minutes for the first two hours and $1 per hour thereafter, up to a maximum of $12 per day. Prices and availability are subject to change. For more info, contact Transportation Services.
Lot 17 Engineering Drive Ramp, 1525 Engineering Drive
Lot 20 1390 University Avenue
Lot 80 Union South Garage, 1308 W Dayton St

Discovery Outreach Programs offer literally hundreds of opportunities annually for people to experience the vibrancy of UW-Madison science.

Through a partnership with the Morgridge Institute and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), these programs range from hands-on programs for school children to a four-day statewide science festival that showcases UW-Madison people and ideas. For a complete list of opportunities, please visit our featured program section below.



Upcoming Events

  1. Sat / Sep 05

    Saturday Science: Bugs, bugs & more bugs

    Saturday Science at Discovery is a monthly series that features interactive exploration stations centered around a particular topic. Families and learners of all ages are invited to explore hands-on science fun during this free drop-in event in the Town Center.

  2. Wed / Sep 16

    Noon @ the Niche

    Discover how we can induce the immune system to fight tumors! On September 16, bring your lunch to the niche to hear Dr. Paul Sondel discuss how tumor specific antibodies can bind to cancer cells and direct their destruction by immune cells.

  3. Fri / Sep 25

    DIY Science: Applications of Stem Cells

    Hands-on laboratory experiences are not just for kids! Each month, a different activity encourages adult (18+) audiences to put on lab coats, goggles and gloves and get a firsthand sense of cutting-edge research.

  4. Mon / Sep 28

    Strategies & Methods for the Study of Metabolism

    This two-day workshop will feature introductions to metabolism research methods and technologies currently performed on campus, focusing on designing and performing experiments relevant to researchers who are either doing or considering metabolism research.

330 N Orchard Street / Madison, Wisconsin 53715     608 . 316 . 4100     Open Weekdays 8-5 PM