Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation


The Discovery Building was completed in 2010, marking a new chapter in WARF’s long tradition of supporting the UW-Madison campus.

The first floor of the building, the Town Center, was designed as a central space where campus, community and industry could gather and discover more about the research and innovation that takes place at UW-Madison. Visitors to the Town Center can host their own event, participate in a variety of programs, enjoy a meal or take part in the many hands-on exhibits or teaching labs that the space has to offer. WARF hosts many programs throughout the year, including lectures, demonstrations and field trips that bring the wider Wisconsin community onto campus.

city of Madison at night

In partnership with our affiliates, WARF manages the Town Center. The Discovery Building is also home to twin research institutes, the private Morgridge Institute for Research and the public Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. Their private-public collaboration helps facilitate breakthrough discoveries to advance health and well-being.

Visit the Discovery Building website