Mesozoic Garden West



Discovery Building

330 N. Orchard St

Madison, WI 53715

The University Avenue side of the first floor atrium includes the Mesozoic Garden West space with trees and water features that create a natural ambience. The area is commonly used for receptions, poster presentations or small gatherings. The west space is available to UW–Madison groups only.

Space Details

Default Setup

This space comes as-is and includes 4 small round tables with 4 chairs.

AV and Event Resources

Work with your event coordinator to customize this space for your needs.


The space as-is seats 16 but can be customized to accommodate up to 100.

Plan your event at The Discovery Building

With 40,000 square feet available, the main floor of the Discovery Building can accommodate up to 1,200 people. The first floor of the building is a central space where campus, community and industry gather to celebrate idea sharing through conferences, poster sessions, banquets, receptions, lectures & more. The Discovery Building is also home to twin research institutes, the private Morgridge Institute for Research and the public Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID). Their private-public collaboration helps facilitate breakthrough discoveries to advance health and well-being.

  • State-of-the-art audiovisual services including projection, sound, live streaming and multimedia capabilities
  • Onsite dining options and catering
  • Flexible, functional spaces with customizable setup options
  • Plants and trees that create a natural ambience