The Town Center at the Discovery Building welcomes visitors. All visits to the research space and/or non-public areas of the Discovery Building must be authorized by a Discovery Building occupant. The Welcome Desk will authorize a visit by referencing the Visitor Register or directly speaking to a Discovery Building occupant. Once the visit has been authorized, the visitor will be allowed access to the research space and/or non-public areas. The Welcome Desk is unable to authorize a visit to the research space and/or non-public areas of the Discovery Building without written authorization via the Visitor Register or verbal authorization via phone with a Discovery Building occupant.
Visitors causing a disturbance will be asked to leave. If the visitor refuses to leave, 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 Discovery Building.
Photography and Video Policy
The Town Center at the Discovery Building receives many requests to photograph and videotape the interior and exterior of the building for commercial, posed/formal, personal and educational purposes.
Commercial and Stock Photography/Video
For projects involving commercial or stock photography/video (such as photos/videos taken for publications, catalog shoots, commercial videos and the like), approval is required. Please review the UW–Madison policy to request approval and submit the associated fee.
Posed and Formal Photography/Video
For those wishing to have formal or posed photos/videos (such as but not limited to family portrait, professional/business portrait, wedding, engagement, graduation, senior portrait), approval is required. Please review the Town Center Photography Policy and submit a Town Center Photography Permit Application to request approval and submit the associated fee.
Personal and Educational Photography/Video
Approval is required; please review the Town Center Photography and Video Policy and submit the details of your project to request approval.
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.
Media Photography/Video at Town Center Events
The Town Center at the Discovery Building welcomes visual and print media representatives to Town Center events and they often take photos and/or video of the people participating. Some of the photos/video may be used to promote upcoming events held in the Town Center. If you are a media representative taking pictures, we ask that you please respect the wishes of anyone who informs you they prefer they not have their photo taken.