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University of Wisconsin Geology Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Small but nice!

This is a very small museum but it has nice displays of rocks and fossils. The kids loved the dark... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Betty C
Great surprise

This is an attractive little museum! Nicely arranged and plenty for mineral enthusiasts. The... read more

Reviewed July 6, 2019
Christina S
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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...more
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1215 W Dayton St, Weeks Hall, Madison, WI 53706-1600
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a very small museum but it has nice displays of rocks and fossils. The kids loved the dark room and seeing the rocks glow in the dark. There is a room with several dinosaur skeletons, very impressive dioramas. The museum is free but...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Betty C
Reviewed July 6, 2019

This is an attractive little museum! Nicely arranged and plenty for mineral enthusiasts. The dinosaur display is fun because you are so close, can look a T. rex in the face. Parking only downside.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Christina S
Reviewed June 6, 2019

This small museum on the second floor of the geology building (a couple blocks from Camp Randall Stadium) provides a fascinating look at the rocks underneath your feet. It starts with a small exhibit on meteors and meteorites - including video of the 2010 meteor...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed April 17, 2019

I only like the cave and the dark glow room only at this place kinda too small and not fun looking stuff I will come back to this museum still

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank William R
Reviewed March 9, 2019

This had been recommended. we had the time, so thought we would give it a try. We are very glad we did. We spent about 45 minutes at the museum. This little museum is a gem!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank BuckyBadgeragogo
Reviewed February 12, 2019

One of the benefits of a University town is...the University! Here we have the Geology department's small but packed museum. There are several dinosaur specimens and pieces of dinosaurs, as well as a "cave", black-light display, and lots of minerals and fossils. We've attended for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank connyp561
Reviewed December 19, 2018

a nice display of fossils and minerals from around the world. Also represented are dinosaur skeletons and prehistoric mammal skeletons. Anyone interested in the natural history of this planet should enjoy spending an hour or two in this well displayed museum.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank harkthebark
Reviewed December 1, 2018

I have been taking my kids to explore the downtown area for years. We stop here regularly. It isn't a very big place and doesn't take long to explore, but I still love to stop there. Free, and generally parking on the same block. Kids...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nathan805
Reviewed October 3, 2018

There are astonishing displays of ancient animals and rocks. One of my complaints is they, describing the origin of an amber specimen, spelled Colombia wrong. Fix it!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank billfeeny
Reviewed September 21, 2018

Visited the museum as a rainy day alternative and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the exhibits both in terms of diversity and educationally. A nice way to spend an hour or two and enriching your knowledge of such things.

Date of experience: September 2018
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