Arts card_cropped-2The Madison Science Museum focuses on Wisconsin’s unique history and continuous success as an innovative center of science, engineering, and biotechnology. The museum is 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 Madison 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

Our regular hours are Wednesday & Friday 12pm-5pm, Thursday 2pm-7pm, and Saturday 9am-3pm. We are closed Sunday-Tuesday.


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 Madison 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 our Facebook page and take a short survey to let us know what kind of new exhibits you would like to see in our museum!