What is the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery?
The Morgridge Institute for Research is a private, nonprofit research institute that works to accelerate delivery of scientific discoveries to the public to improve human health and well-being.
The public Wisconsin Institute for Discovery is part of UW–Madison and organized under its Graduate School to advance interdisciplinary research and collaboration among faculty, staff and students in biomedical and other fields.
The Town Center, which encompasses the main floor of the facility, is designed to further inspire collaboration, create connections and serve as a hub of activities for campus and the community including students, teachers, members of the business community, cultural organizations and learners of all ages. Visitors will find ample opportunity for hands-on learning as they explore the discovery niches, teaching labs and interactive displays. Regularly scheduled events are suited to all ages and include Saturday science activities, science cafes, presentations, performances and more. More structured outreach programs and workshops offer participants the opportunity to connect with a broad range of scientific topics ranging from regenerative biology to rapid prototyping. And casual visitors are always invited to dine at the Town Center’s food venues, which feature regionally grown and freshly prepared foods.