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University of Wisconsin–Madison


Field Trips & Workshops

We are open for business! We are happy to be back. During Phase 1, we will be operating at reduced capacity. We will make every effort to keep turnaround times short as we understand there are many projects that have been waiting. We appreciate your patience and business. The UW Biotechnology Center is following University guidelines regarding COVID-19.
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To request a BioTrek Field Trip, email Liz Jesse or Tom Zinnen - or call (608) 265-4457 or (608) 265-2420.

Or, request a field trip online to BioTrek or to any of a dozen other science venues at UW-Madison.

BioTrek welcomes you and your field-trip group to our outreach lab on the University of Wisconsin-Madison Campus. The address of our outreach lab is Room 1340 Genetics/Biotech Center, 425 Henry Mall, Madison, WI 53706.

We will also come to your community in Wisconsin! It is our mission to share science with all of Wisconsin.


BioTrek welcomes visitors of all types.

  • School groups preK-16
  • Life-long learners of all ages
  • 4-H groups and other youth groups
  • Retiree groups
  • Teachers and teacher in-services
  • Service clubs
  • and many more!

Fees:  BioTrek does not charge a professional fee. Donations are appreciated to help cover the costs of our travel expenses and of materials used for your group.

Here are activities visitors to BioTrek can choose from. Feel free to mix and match to create the field trip that works best for you and your group. For specific requests, give us a call or email at least a week ahead of your trip so that we can have materials and equipment ready. Otherwise, we will choose from former visitor favorites.

If you would like to do these activities at home or in your classroom, email Tom Zinnen with any questions or requests for information. For handouts or more information on the activities listed below, please check out the Resources page.

We also host tours of the Service Facilities in the UW Biotechnology Center.  

To schedule a workshop, email Liz Jesse or Tom Zinnen or call (608) 265-4457 or (608) 265-2420.