The Wisconsin Science Museum focuses on Wisconsin's unique history and continuous success as an innovative center of science, engineering, and biotechnology. The museum is temporarily located at 211 N. Carroll St. on the 6th floor, and shares its space with the downtown Madison College. Come and explore our exhibits!

There is no admission fee to visit the museum. Free will donations are gladly accepted. The Wisconsin Science Museum is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, and all contributions are tax-deductible.

Parking is available across the street from the museum at the Carroll Street Capitol Parking Garage, 214 N. Carroll Street, Madison WI.


Wisconsin has incredible science, technology and biotech stories, and many discoveries that helped change the world happened right here. Madison and the biotechnology industry have grown together, and collaborations between public and private organizations have helped develop a city directly on the edge of innovation.

Our goal is to make the Wisconsin Science Museum one of the country's preeminent science and technology museums, highlighting connections to Wisconsin both locally and globally. By combining research, industry, history, arts and hands-on exploration, the museum creates fun and inspiring experiences that encourage visitors of all ages to improve the world by being thinkers, doers, and science and technology advocates.

Science and biotechnology are a significant part of Madison's story, and we plan on encouraging community pride and participation in its next chapters. We're in a process of engineering Madison's next big cultural resource - will you join us?

You can help our mission by sending tax-deductible donation to the museum or by becoming one of our volunteers.  You can also follow museum activities on Facebook and Twitter.

Make a Donation

Help keep Wisconsin Science Museum sustainable and contribute to the development of new exhibits and outreach programs! We use PayPal to securely receive donations online. You do not need to have a PayPal account to make a donation.

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If you prefer to give by mail or phone, please contact us. The Wisconsin Science Museum is a non-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization and a member of the Wisconsin Federation of Museums.

Upcoming Events

  • Wisconsin Science Festival
    November 2-5, 2017
    Wisconsin Science Museum
    211 N Carroll St, 6th Floor, Madison, WI 53703
  • Women in STEM Symposium
    Wisconsin Science Museum
    211 N Carroll St, 6th Floor, Madison, WI 53703