Atrium

The entire Town Center main floor space can accommodate large expositions, receptions and cultural events such as art exhibitions and musical performances. Estimated capacity for such events ranges from 250 to 1,000 or more attendees. Engaging physical features of the atrium include:

  • A wall of water with interactive lights and sound that is one of several water features designed to attract visitors. Elsewhere, reflection pools infused with art create several natural gathering spots for focused conversation in a public space.
  • Extensive indoor landscaping with a Mesozoic theme that features plants dating to the dinosaur age. This primeval setting—complete with several fossils—features mosses, horsetails, cycads, ferns, tree ferns, palms, ginkgoes, blooming magnolias and conifers.

Apply to Reserve Space

The main floor offers distinct spaces to meet different needs: With 40,000 square feet available, the main floor of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery can accommodate more than 1,200 guests. Known as the Town Center, the space may be divided to welcome groups of various sizes. View the Application Form.