Past Meetup

Evening of Discovery and Wonder with Dinner/Cocktails


Three years ago, a fabulous new facility of scientific discovery, beauty, and wonder opened in the heart of the UW campus. It is here that the secrets behind the potential healing power of stem cells are becoming known. It is here that new medical devices are being developed to deliver this healing power to damaged tissues and organs. It is here that popular outreach activities teaching people of all ages about science occur, making it more fun and accessible to everyone. What is this marvelous place? Why, it's the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery! On Friday evening, January 10 at 5:30 PM, I will lead a special VIP, all-access tour for the Energizers. If you've ever wondered what's inside the "Discovery Building," I'd be happy to show you. After the tour, we can meet for cocktails and/or dinner at Steenbock's on Orchard inside the Discovery building. Its Chef Michael Pruett has been named one of Madison's best chefs. Here is a link to the dinner menu if you'd like to peruse:

Here are a few more details:

Where to park: The best option is Lot 20 on University Avenue, across from the Discovery Building. After 4:30, there is a small fee for parking. It will probably be around $3.

Where to meet for the tour: At the Visitor's Information Desk on the main floor near the main entrance on Orchard Street.

Time tour departs: We should start gathering at 5:15, and I will wait until 5:30 to lead people around the building.

Duration of tour: About 60 minutes.

Dinner/Cocktail hour: We can meet at Steenbock's at 6:30 PM for dinner and/or cocktails. I have reserved the private dining room for our group. Hope to see you there!