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Attractions and Services

Our faculty, staff and students are always willing to show you around our campus, pointing out the many attractions and services that are of interest to many community members. Please feel free to explore our campus on your own or with our help.

  • Copy Corner. The Copy Corner, located in Davies Center, provides full-service printing, binding and finishing, desktop/graphic design services, faxing services, photocopies, laminating and overhead transparencies. Call 715-836-2155.
  • Foster Art Gallery. The Foster Gallery is located in the Haas Fine Arts Center. Each year the public is invited to exhibits that feature the works of UW-Eau Claire alumni, current students, faculty and internationally known artists. The Foster Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 1 to 4:30 p.m. weekends. Call 715-836-2328.
  • Greenhouses. The three greenhouses are located on the fifth floor of Phillips Hall. One greenhouse houses a tropical rain forest and a desert, the second is used for class projects and research, and the third is a group of collections. There are collections of orchids, cacti, bromeliads (pine-apple family), scented geraniums and aquatic plants. Call 715-836-3523.
  • Hobbs Observatory. Located 15 miles east of the campus at the Beaver Creek Reserve, the observatory is open to the public on the third Saturday of every month and on all clear Saturday nights form May through October. Call 715-836-2624.
  • L.E. Phillips Planetarium. The planetarium houses a Spitz A3P planetarium in a 24-foot dome and has a seating capacity of 50. The planetarium is used by the UW-Eau Claire astronomy classes and supports astronomy education through public shows and programs for school and community groups. The planetarium attracts more than 4,000 visitors each year. Call 715-836-5731.
  • McIntyre Library. The library is a center for traditional and electronic learning resources. The library houses 589,507 bound volumes, periodicals for nearly 1,543 subscriptions, 264,708 state and federal documents and nearly 1.3 million items of microfilm, computer discs, microfiche and other media. Call 715-836-3858.
  • Notary Public. The notary public is located at the University Service Center in Davies Center. Call 715-836-3727.
  • Putnam Park. A major campus greenbelt with trails winding through a natural preserve of more than 200 acres. Guides to the park are available from Campus Information Services in Davies Center. Call 715-836-5586.
  • The James Newton Clark Bird Museum. The museum contains four dioramas and surrounds the Planetarium in Phillips Hall. The over 530 species housed in the museum were collected by James Newton Clark from the 1870s through the 1920s. Two popular exhibits are the bald eagle and golden eagle. Call 715-836-3523.
  • Special Collections. Staff can assist students with research papers, instructors in planning class presentations and exercises, genealogists with their family research, and others with legal, local historical and historic preservation topics. Call 715-836-2739.
  • Ticket Office. Whether you're interested in basketball, hockey, football, films, concerts, theater or lecture programs, you'll find tickets to campus events at the Service Center. Call 715-836-3727.
  • University Bookstore. You can find everything here from books to campus merchandise to necessities. Call 715-836-2171.
  • Visitor Center. Contact Visitor Center ahead of a trip to campus to secure a parking place. Call 715-836-2544.