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Chazen Art Museum

Chazen Art Museum

The Chazen Museum of Art is first and foremost an educational resource for the students and faculty of the UW-Madison. The museum actively cooperates with academic departments and/or individual faculty members of any discipline on campus to integrate its collections, exhibitions, and programs with their curricula. The museum's resources are readily available to students interested in extra-curricular exploration of the visual arts and the museum profession.


Campus Bus Tour + the Babcock Dairy

Babcock Ice Cream

On this 45 minute bus tour of UW-Madison, an experienced tour guide will highlight campus life, university academics and the history of the university.

One stop on the tour will be the UW-Madison's Center for Dairy Research, one of the top dairy research centers in the United States, featuring a state of the art dairy complex housing over 400 cattle. Get a short tour of the ice cream production center and finish with a stop at the Dairy Store!


Instructional Media Center

Villas Hall

UW-Madison was one of the first universities to establish a program in communication and has taken a leading role in its development throughout history. With courses that focus on film, electronic media, rhetoric, interpersonal communication, and much more, Comm Arts fully utilizes the services provided by the Instructional Media Center (IMC). On this tour you will see how this team meets and exceeds these challenges with every form of media and editing—from hand-cutting 16mm film to supporting Final Cut Pro to running A/V recording studios to supporting cutting-edge media-enhanced classrooms.


East Campus Walking Tour

Campus Walking Tour

This 45 minute walking tour will stay on the East end of campus, highlighting Library Mall, Memorial Union, Bascom Hill, the newly remodeled Education Building, and the Wisconsin Historical Society.




Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery - Town Center

Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

An amazing new facility containing two world-class biomedical research institutes opened in December 2010; This tour covers only the Town Center, which is the public space on the first floor, and includes meeting spaces, discovery niches, 3 restaurant facilities, and opportunities to learn wherever you look.



L&S Learning Support Services
College of Letters and Sciences

Learning Support Services

LSS proudly serves students, faculty and staff in the UW-Madison College of Letters & Science by promoting and supporting the thoughtful use of technology for teaching and learning. On this tour you will see first-hand how LSS integrates the traditional notion of A/V services and the many, often integrated, media content types used for instruction. This encompasses audio, video, photography, graphics, presentation technology, videoconferencing, digital video editing, podcasting, grassroots video for instruction, web-based collaboration, a library collection and a wide variety of equipment available for creating instructional media.


Wisconsin Public Television TV Studios

Wisconsin Public TV Filming

Tour the broadcast facilities for Wisconsin Public Television. Chat with the team that works on production of the programming. Learn about how they provide media and tools to educators around the state.




Wisconsin Capitol Building

Wisconsin Capital Building

Often referred to as one of the most beautiful capitol buildings in the country, as well as the site of recent rallies and protests, this capitol building was completely restored and renovated in 2002. The Capitol was constructed of 43 types of stone from six countries and eight states, and the exterior dome is the largest granite dome in the world.



Dane County Farmer's Market

Farmer's Market

The largest producer-only farmers’ market in the country!

On Saturday morning, leave the Hotel at 7:15 am. Start with a short discussion with the Dane County Farmer’s Market Manager on the steps of the state capitol. He will give a brief outline of the history of the market, point out things for you to look for, and take any questions you have. Then, he will set you free to explore the market on your own. Plenty of time to find breakfast foods and walk back to the convention center in time for the 9:00 sessions.