Several UW-Madison parking lots offering visitor parking are within easy walking distance of the Microbial Sciences Building at 1550 Linden Drive. These are gated ramps with a "pay on exit" system: visitors pull a ticket upon entry and pay by credit card upon exit.  UW-Madison parking/transporation shows rates and explanations. Visitor Parking Availability provides real-time vacant stalls info and a map to the location of the ramp.


The parking ramps most convenient to Microbial Sciences are:

  • Lot 36 Observatory Dr
  • Lot 20 University Ave
  • Lot 27 Nancy Nicholas Hall
  • Lot 17 Engineering Dr

Contact Information

Food Research Institute

Microbial Sciences Bldg
1550 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Phone: (608) 263-7062
Fax: (608) 263-1114

Adam Borger

Outreach Coordinator

Phone: (608) 263-7062
Office: 3201 Microbial Sciences Building