This museum has been cleaned up and modernized since my college days of years ago. It was an optional field trip to the Geology program at that time. I had a lot of fun trying to remember the various elements that are on the discription cards of the specimens.
Everything is so clean, clear, and colorful. The air is fresh; not stuffy like some museums. I really liked the uranimum displays in the basement.
All this made me want to get out my geologist's pick, specimen bag, beer, and other needs for a mineral hunt in the nearby mountains. Beautiful specimens can be found two miles away in Clear Creek Canyon along US 6.
Parking is HORRIBLE here. There are ten tiny spaces behind the museum available for an exhorbatant hourly charge. The City of Golden has recently restricted on street parking to permit only. The nearest free public parking is about three blocks away. This isn't a big deal if your legs work normally. I was able to squeze my C2500 truck into one of the metered places.
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