The University Avenue side of the first floor atrium includes the Mesozoic Garden View West space with trees and water features that create a natural ambience. The area is commonly used for banquets, receptions, poster presentations or small gatherings.The west space is available to UW–Madison groups only.


  • Medium-sized atrium space is on the north side of the building
  • Adjacent to water features, Fibonacci chimes and large indoor garden of Mesozoic plants
  • Ideal space for small receptions
  • Includes space near the Discovery niche
  • Extra furniture and AV rental are available for an additional fee
  • Space only available to UW–Madison groups and may only be reserved after 5 p.m.

Included in Space Fee

  • Space comes as is and includes four round tables with four chairs each and use of cozy area surrounded by plants and water features
  • Stanchioned off, designated space for your event
  • Event signage
  • Event and AV personnel to help you get started at the beginning of your event and on-call support during your event

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Offering inspiring spaces for use by campus and community groups. The spaces accommodate lectures, expositions, receptions and banquets. 

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