This policy applies to the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery Building at 330 N. Orchard St., Madison, WI.
This policy pertains to all visitors of the Discovery Building research space or non-public areas; during regular business hours and for regular business operations.
Town Center events and special events conducted elsewhere in the building are not included in this policy and are covered by separate Town Center events or special events policies and procedures.
Research Space – any area outside of the Town Center, on floors B1, 2, 3 and 4. The teaching labs are not considered a part of the research space for purposes of this policy.
Non-Public Areas – areas that are private, such as: the kitchens, conference rooms, electrical rooms, utility rooms, mechanical rooms, custodial closets, etc.
Building Occupant – any person who has significant activities or provides services at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery and has been granted access to the research space and/or non-public areas via their Wiscard.
Visitor – any person who does not have programmed access via their Wiscard to the research space and/or non-public areas at the institutes.
Authorized Visitor – a person whose visit to the research space and/or non-public areas is authorized by a Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery building occupant.
Unauthorized Visitor – a person who wishes to visit the research space and/or non-public areas, but whose visit cannot be validated by a building occupant.
All visits to the research space and/or non-public areas must be authorized. Once the visit is authorized, either by directly speaking to the authorizing building occupant, or by referencing the visitor log, the visitor will be allowed access to the research space and/or non-public area.
Visitors causing a disturbance will be asked to leave. If the visitor refuses to leave and appears to pose an immediate threat, University Police will be contacted.
For safety reasons and out of respect for all guests, appropriate clothing including shirts and shoes is required while in the building.
Film, Video and Photography Policy
The Discovery Building receives many requests to film, videotape and photograph the interior/exterior of the building for personal, educational and commercial purposes.
All commercial/stock inquiries for permissions should be routed to the UW–Madison policy at:
Please note that granted permission is not a guarantee of space availability within the Town Center and is subject to availability and compatibility with other activities taking place at the Discovery Building.