University of Wisconsin–Madison

K12 Field Trips

Campus and Visitor Relations is proud to showcase our university and expand your students’ education by offering customized tours and visits to every corner of campus. 

As the birthplace of the Wisconsin Idea, UW–Madison believes that the boundaries of the university are the boundaries of the state, and that all Wisconsin citizens should benefit from the campus. Likewise, we invite you to expand your classroom by taking advantage of all the experiential learning opportunities that await you and your students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Rates and Request Information

Campus walking and bus tours are always free to school and non-profit groups, but some campus visit options require a nominal fee per visitor. Please contact the Campus Visit Program at 608-265-9500 for additional rate information.

In an effort to provide a quality experience, we require that visit requests are made at least three weeks in advance of your desired date. Please note that many venues and activities fill quickly during peak visit months (April, May, June, and October). If you are planning a visit that will take place during one of these months, we highly encourage you to contact us at least three months in advance of your desired date.

Due to holidays, university breaks, and high-volume prospective student visit days, there may be dates on which we are unable to accommodate requests for customized group visits/field trips. Please note that many venues and activities can fill quickly during peak visit months (April, May, June, October).

Undergraduate and staff tour guide Michael Schiltz talks with first-grade students about bone fossils and replicas of several dinosaur skeletons on display at the Geology Museum at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Undergraduate and staff tour guide Michael Schiltz talks with first-grade students about bone fossils and replicas of several dinosaur skeletons on display at the Geology Museum at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.