Science museum set to open in downtown Madison

Museum will highlight city's stance as center for science
Science museum set to open in downtown Madison
Madison College campus on Carroll Street

A science museum is set to open in downtown Madison this summer.

The museum will feature everything from historical artifacts to art. The family-friendly museum will have demonstrations and learning opportunities for kids of all ages.

The museum’s goal is to highlight the city’s stance as a center for science.

“Madison has a huge and vibrant biotechnology community,” retired professor David Nelson said. I think there are around 150 biotech spin-off companies in Madison. We don’t hear much about what they do, but in fact, they are making very important contributions to society, to medical treatments for example.”

The project has been in the works for several years.

The museum is expected to take up the top floor of the North Carroll Street campus of Madison College.