Plan Your Visit
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
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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Parking is available in the Union South lot 80 underground parking garage, which can be accessed from Dayton Street. Parking also is available in lot 20, which serves Genetics and the McArdle Laboratory and can be accessed from University Avenue, and in lot 17, which is behind Engineering Hall and Camp Randall Stadium and can be accessed via North Randall Avenue.
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 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 www.wisc.edu/accessibility/index.php.
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 Wisconsin Institutes for 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.