Biotrek / Biotech Outreach Program



(608) 265-2019 -- General/Liz Jesse
(608) 265-4457 -- Lab Phone
(608) 262-8606 -- Biotech Center Office
(608) 265-2420 -- Thomas Zinnen

Genetics Biotechnology Center
425 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706

The BioTrek Outreach Program welcomes kids and people of all ages, from preschoolers to retirees, to come experience science as exploring the unknown through hands-on activities on the campus of Wisconsin’s public land-grant research & extension university. BioTrek also offers guided “X Marks the Spot” tours of sites of remarkable discoveries on campus, including four Nobel Prizes and the discovery of vitamins.  BioTrek hosts the “Wednesday Nite @ The Lab” free public science series every Wednesday night, 50 times a year, starting at 7pm.  Groups can also request that BioTrek come to them and conduct hands-on workshops or Family Science Nights in the group's own community in Wisconsin. Workshops & tours are available by appointment and are limited to groups of 25 or fewer.