Visit Us

Our lobby features informational displays describing local aquatic wildlife and our scientific research and conservation efforts, a Mississippi River mural and an aquarium of local native fish. The lobby is open to the public. Our laboratories and other work areas are generally not open for tours so we encourage visitors to call to pre-arrange a tour at 608-783-8444.

Other Facilities in the Complex

The Midwest Fisheries Center houses the La Crosse Fish Health Center, La Crosse Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office, Whitney Genetics Lab and administrative, GIS and outreach staff, as well as the Regional Watercraft Safety Coordinator.


Whitney Genetics Laboratory
555 Lester AvenueOnalaska,WI54650-8552
Visitor Center Hours
Monday - Friday, except federal holidays
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.