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University of Wisconsin Geology Museum

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Address: 1215 W. Dayton St., Weeks Hall, Madison, WI 53706
Phone Number: 608-262-2399
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8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Description: Explore the Geology Museum and take a peek into Wisconsin's deep...
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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Free admission and lots of rocks, minerals, and fossils. It was a nice place to tour and whole family loved it (aged 13-59). Great little place to visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Chillicothe, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

Free admission and lots of rocks, minerals, and fossils. It was a nice place to tour and whole family loved it (aged 13-59). Great little place to visit.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Entrance is by contribution. Wonderful displays of rocks and minerals. I highly recommend the black light room. You can see minerals Flores. Really cool. Manageable size.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The docents know their minerals, and really enjoy teaching what they know. A fun, fascinating place if you like learning, and exploring the natural world. When they have special exhibits it can get crowded, but it's always worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

While several reviewers call this museum small, there are several rooms and plenty here to occupy a visitor for an hour or two. One large room with rocks and minerals, a black light room was cool, meteorites, information about the fossilization process; dinosaur bones were unexpected and enjoyed. Most information signs are older and could be updated, but I won't... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

25 years ago I came to this museum a lot, (I admit my dad was on the board 25 years ago) but I hadn't been in almost 20 years. It is a small but well organized museum focusing on Geology. They have some great fossils and dinosaur skeletons. I walked from State Street because parking is a challenge. Spent roughly... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I went on a Friday afternoon and found that nearby parking was challenge. I ended up parking several blocks away in a very inconvenient parking garage.

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice little museum, great for kids with an interest in rocks and dinosaurs. It's little but informative. Held our four year old's attention for the perfect amount of time while also keeping our 11 year old engaged. The only little negative experience we had was that we had to wait 20 minutes for someone to help us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

University of Wisconsin Geology Museum is an excellent place to visit and know about the details of Geological interest. A great place I have ever visited.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Awesome little museum for both big and little rockhounds. The blacklight room is really neat and they have a big room of dinosaur and wooly mammoth skeletons. Beautiful mineral specimens and fossils. Well worth a stop. For little rockhounds don't forget to check out the "spoil" pile (all the reject rocks from the researchers) out in the parking lot behind... More 

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Minneapolis,MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

It is free and on Campus. Great display of rocks and geology. While we were leaving a professor stopped us to show us part of a stalagtite that he just picked up from a near by cave and told us alot about it and how they plan to research it to find out information. It was a one of a... More 

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Additional Information about University of Wisconsin Geology Museum

Address: 1215 W. Dayton St., Weeks Hall, Madison, WI 53706
Phone Number: 608-262-2399
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
Open Hours:
Monday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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