Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery / WID

http://discovery.wisc.edu -- Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
http://wid.wisc.edu/ -- Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
https://morgridge.org/ -- Morgridge Institute for Research

info@discovery.wisc.edu -- General Building Info
wid@discovery.wisc.edu -- Wisconsin Institute for Discovery general email
info@morgridgeinstitute.org -- Morgridge Institute for Research general email
laura@warf.org -- Laura Hiesler, Director of Programming
sbaranczyk@warf.org -- Shauna Baranczyk, Event Coordinator
dedge@warf.org -- Debbie Edge,  Welcome Desk/General Information

Phone (608) 316-4300

Welcome Desk
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday closed

Holiday Hours
Closed on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve.

330 North Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715

Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery is a visionary public-private partnership that is creating two world-class biomedical research institutes. Its partners include donors John and Tashia Morgridge, the state of Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF).

Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, which opened in December 2010, houses twin interdisciplinary research institutes: the Morgridge Institute for Research, a private, not-for-profit research institute dedicated to improving human health by accelerating scientific discovery to patient delivery; and the public Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, which is part of UW–Madison organized under its Graduate School. The state-of-the-art facility brings together scientists and researchers from a broad spectrum of disciplines, such as the arts, humanities, social sciences, education, business and law. It also includes extensive public spaces in its Town Center intended to promote dialogue as a fertile crossroads for ideas among diverse parts of UW–Madison and the larger community.

The Town Center is also home to Steenbock's On Orchard as well as Aldo's Cafe . Additionally, the Town Center has open areas, with tables and chairs, available for public use, as well as break out and presentation rooms available for rental. Information about renting spaces in the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery can be found at http://discovery.wisc.edu/home/town-center/apply-to-reserve-town-center-spaces/reserving-spaces-at-the-town-center-home.cmsx. Men's and Women's restrooms are available for public use of the first floor, and in addition, there is a private, locking restroom that may be used for families, changing diapers and nursing mothers. 

Public Walk-In Tours at Discovery: Offered only on the first Saturday of the month, during Saturday Science at 11:00am. http://discovery.wisc.edu/home/town-center/programs--events/tours/Tours.cmsx

Aldo's Cafe
Open Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., breakfast served 7 - 10:30 a.m., lunch served 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Closed Saturday & Sunday (except during Science Saturdays)

Steenbock's on Orchard
General Hours Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. (final seating)
Bar open Tuesday - Saturday 5 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Mondays bar open for only drinks till 9 p.m.
Closed Sunday
Saturday 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. (Final Seating)

Tour Information:
Cost: Town Center Tours and Scavenger Hunts are free


Discovery Building Town Center Visitor Guidelines

Discovery Building Scavenger Hunt Guideline





New May 2016 
Discovery Building Town Center Group Tour Information

Tours are designed for groups of 10 or more and a three-week advance notice is appreciated
Tours are limited to the first floor (Town Center) of the Discovery Building
Tours of the lab and research environment are not available
Tours include a general overview of the unique physical features of the building, the Discovery partnership, research within the institutes, and information about ongoing programs
Customized tours by topic, theme, area of interest are not available
On any given date, some areas/rooms (i.e. Forum) of the Town Center may be occupied and unavailable to tour groups
Tours are not available on Sundays or holidays
Tours are approximately 30-45 minutes in length
A scavenger hunt may be incorporated in conjunction with a tour, the scavenger hunt is expected to take approximately 15-20 minutes
Tour guides assist with the scavenger hunt
The Discovery Building Visitor Guidelines handout should be included with tour confirmations
Field trips workshops at the Discovery Building require a separate registration and confirmation process through the Discovery website https://discovery.wisc.edu/programs/field-trips
Questions, comments and requests for additional information regarding Discovery Building tours should be directed to Debbie Edge at 608-316-4484 or dedge@warf.org

For Discovery field trip information
Program Contact: Anne Whisner (available for questions)
Phone: (608) 316.4444
Email: awhisner@warf.org

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Owner:Nick G.Group:Campus and Visitor Relations
Created:2011-05-27 19:00 CDTUpdated:2016-06-08 10:03 CDT
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