Plan Your Visit

Discovery Building
330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715

Hours of Operation
Building Hours
Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.-10 p.m.

Holiday hours
The Discovery Building is closed on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve.

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Nearby parking is available in lot 20, which is located across University Avenue from the Discovery Building and can be accessed from University Avenue. Visitor parking in this lot generally is free on weekends unless there is a home football game.

Parking also is available in lot 17, which is behind Engineering Hall and Camp Randall Stadium and can be accessed via North Randall Avenue, and in the Union South lot 80 underground parking garage, which can be accessed from Dayton Street.

From 7 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., 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. From 4:30 p.m. until midnight, visitor parking costs $1 per hour, up to a maximum of $5 per evening. Parking in lots 17 and 20 usually is free on weekends, unless there is a special event. Prices and availability are subject to change. For more information, please contact Transportation Services.

Visit the Transportation Services website to locate lots with currently available visitor parking stalls.

Disabled parking is available in lots 17, 20 and 80. For more information about campus accessibility, please visit

Individuals also can be dropped off at the main entrance to the building on Orchard Street.

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Madison Metro bus routes 2, 3, 14, 15, 27, 28, 37, 38 and 70 routes are all bus routes that pass by the Discovery Building.  There are several bus stops within 1-2 blocks walking distance from the building.

For specific questions about parking, contact UW–Madison Transportation Services at 608.263.6666. For questions about bus stops and services, contact Metro Transit at 608.266.4466.