Experience water technology and scientific research at the UWM School of Freshwater Sciences.

Water technology and scientific research are the core of activities and education at the UWM School of Freshwater Sciences.

This facility contains two buildings. The 120,000 sq ft Port Building supports major marine operations, on-site collaborators, research activities, and the Great Lakes Aquaculture Center. They moved into this converted ceramic tile factory back in 1973. This 92,000 square foot Starboard research building houses state-of-the-art facilities and analytic tools. The $53 million building opened in 2014 and features biosecure and quarantine labs for studying aquatic species, a pathogen testing facility, and the Great Lakes Genomics Center—the first DNA sequencing lab in the United States dedicated to water and environmental issues. Visitors will have a chance to see a portion of the first floor of the building including one of their classroom labs, a digital visualization experience, the dock, and sections of both the Port and Starboard buildings.

600 E Greenfield Ave

Saturday Hours
11 am to 4 pm

Sunday Hours
Not Open

Photography, Video, Tripods Permitted

Handicapped Accessible
Fully wheelchair accessible

Passport Site
Water Passport


Photo Tour