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A vibrant gathering place & research center.

The Discovery Building in Madison provides public space and two research institutes where campus and community members can immerse themselves in science and creativity.

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Plan Your Visit

The Town Center, located on the first floor, welcomes campus and community to enjoy hands-on learning, vibrant study spaces and more.

330 N. Orchard St. Madison, WI 53715

Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.

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Reserve a Space

Offering inspiring spaces for rent by the campus and community. We can accomodate expos, lectures, meetings, weddings and more.

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Gather in the Town Center

Conceived as a vibrant gathering place, the Town Center offers an array of programs for campus and the public to enjoy.

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Collaboration, Community, Interaction

The Discovery Building is dedicated to helping the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the community explore new ways to conduct and share research and creative ideas.

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Two Innovative Research Institutes

The Discovery Building houses twin interdisciplinary research institutes.

MORGRIDGE INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH

The Morgridge Institute for Research is a private, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving human health.

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WISCONSIN INSTITUTE FOR DISCOVERY

The public Wisconsin Institute for Discovery is a transdisciplinary research institute and part of UW–Madison.

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