Phone (608) 262-3766
Fax (608) 262-5395
September through May: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm by appointment only.
June through August: contact the museum.
250 N Mills St
Madison, WI 53706
Mission Statement: The University of Wisconsin-Madison Zoological Museum was established to be a center for research and educational support for the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It was likewise charged with acting as a depository for biological specimens and knowledge deriving from activities of State of Wisconsin agencies. It is dedicated to the preservation, study, and understanding of the vertebrate and aquatic fauna of Wisconsin, the Midwest, and other parts of the world. The Museum acquires, processes, accessions, and houses documented specimens resulting from field and laboratory research and the work of contributing agencies. The collections provide a library of primary information basic to studies of animal and human ecology, systematics and genetics, and morphology.
The gallery is open to the public 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. most weekdays, but access to the collections is restricted.
Qualified researchers and students wishing to visit and/or use the collections must contact the staff to make an appointment.