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University of Wisconsin Geology Museum

1215 W Dayton St, Weeks Hall, Madison, WI 53706-1600
+1 608-262-2399
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Nice little museum for fans of rocks, minerals and palaeontology

The UW Geology Museum is a great place to spend about an hour looking at mid-sized and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Charles B
Montreal, Canada
Rock on!

Great little museum for kids of all ages. Nice displays of fossils and mineral specimens... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Madison, WI
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Explore the Geology Museum and take a peek into Wisconsin's deep history!On your visit you can touch rocks from a time when there were volcanoesin Wisconsin; see corals, jellyfish and other sea creatures that used tolive and swim where we now walk; and stand under the tusks of a mastodonwhile imagining yourself in the Ice Age. Also on display at the GeologyMuseum are rocks and minerals that glow, a model of a Wisconsin cave,dinosaurs and meteorites.Our mineral, rock and fossil collections have the power to educate andinspire visitors of all ages. Come see for yourself!
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1215 W Dayton St, Weeks Hall, Madison, WI 53706-1600
+1 608-262-2399
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The UW Geology Museum is a great place to spend about an hour looking at mid-sized and informatively presented collections of rocks, minerals and fossils, including a few full skeletons (e.g., Edmontosaurus and a mastodon) and tyrannosaurus and triceratops skulls, plus a huge trilobite (this...More

Thank Charles B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Great little museum for kids of all ages. Nice displays of fossils and mineral specimens. Terrific staff, very helpful. Right on campus.

Thank soby1
Reviewed 21 August 2017

This is a great location to take kids--they will love all the dinosaurs, the black light gem room with glow in the dark metals. There is a great audio tour as well -- what a gem right in the middle of UW!

Thank Nan H
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This is a great little museum on the University of Wisconsin campus; it is free for everyone and took about an hour to walk through the whole thing, but it is FULL of great little artifacts, rocks, fossils, and even dinosaur bones! Our family of...More

Thank annEmac18
Reviewed 11 July 2017

A free museum dedicated to life w/in the earth as well as the planet's foundation. Journey through the past and see the wonderful skeletons of the glacial era as well as shiny, sparkly and lustrous rocks, gems and minerals. And it's all free!

Thank Zyxx
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Enjoyed this museum very much. Very interesting rocks and fossils. Does not take too much time, but read the info on some of the diplays you will learn a lot. A couple of interactive displays.

1  Thank CJTom
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Was walking around the UW campus and stumbled upon this unassuming little museum on the second floor of Weeks Hall. It starts with a rundown of Wisconsin meteorites with several examples along with a description of the various types, where they fell, etc. The museum...More

Thank interceptpubs
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This is a small museum but certainly worth the trip. You can complete the museum in under an hour. My 6 & 8 year old kids really enjoyed themselves. Parking was a bit of a challenge as we went right in the middle of the...More

Thank Trish S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great exhibits and an enthusiastic staff. Perfect place to take a child. Or an adult with a mind of a child.

Thank billfeeny
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This museum is good for young students (K-3rd grade) to spend no more than an hour. Don't expect to spend too long there or kids will get bored, The day we went was free. Highlight was the dinosaur room at the end, although the others...More

1  Thank 74johna837
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