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You need an appointment to get in

My wife and I stopped by here after seeing the mining school's museum. Unpleasantly surprised to... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2014
Keith H
Lexington, Massachusetts
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Earthquake Central!

My college age son and I enjoyed our visit to the earthquake center. There isn't much to see but... read more

Reviewed March 8, 2012
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  • Average0%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible33%
Mar 21, 2016
“Very Informative for Children and Adults”
Apr 18, 2014
“You need an appointment to get in”
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1711 Illinois St, Colorado School of Mines Campus, Golden, CO 80401-1865
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Reviewed March 21, 2016

I'll never forget this day. I now know what to do in an earthquake and since I travel a lot, by the odds I'll be in an earthquake. The talk was led by a geologist who graciously answered our many questions. Charts and movies and...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stopped by here after seeing the mining school's museum. Unpleasantly surprised to find I needed an appointment to get in and see anything. Or be part of a tour group. Bottom line: you cannot show up impromptu and get in.

3  Thank Keith H
Reviewed May 6, 2012

The National Earthquake Information Center is located on the Colorado School of Mines campus. It is a great place from adults and for geoscience-inclined students to visit. The staff explains how eartquakes occur and you can seen the monitors from throughout the world. Only drawback...More

Date of experience: June 2011
2  Thank FrankColorado
Reviewed March 8, 2012

My college age son and I enjoyed our visit to the earthquake center. There isn't much to see but the one hour discussion of the center and earthquakes was very interesting. The staffer who led the discussion was interesting. Reservations are required but it is...More

3  Thank CeadmileJacksonville
Reviewed August 26, 2006

This should have been a great stop for me and my two teenagers, and we went out of our way to see it. However, our "tour" was standing for an hour in a single room (surrounded by computer monitors full of EKG-type line graphing) being...More

8  Thank Leneal
Reviewed April 8, 2005

We were very, very disappointed in the National Earthquake Center. Even though lots of interesting information in available - they do not allow families to go with children in grades below the 6th grade. This limits a great number of people who have an interest...More

8  Thank nowincolorado
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