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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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Wonderful small museum!

Enjoyed this museum very much. Very interesting rocks and fossils. Does not take too much time, but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CJTom
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Buffalo, New York
Neat little museum with meteorites, minerals, and fossils

Was walking around the UW campus and stumbled upon this unassuming little museum on the second... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
interceptpubs
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Columbus, Indiana
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank CJTom
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 26 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 14 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
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Can't beat an educational visit with a kid for free. Lots of fun stuff to see and spark your kid's imagination.

Thank coricop
Reviewed 28 October 2016

The Museum like many places are NOT open on Sunday. I was really hoping to be able to see some of the places after my conference ended Saturday afternoon.

Thank dcurlee
Brooke N, Assistant Director at University of Wisconsin Geology Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

Sorry we weren't open when you wanted to come visit - hopefully you'll get the opportunity to come back!

Reviewed 13 September 2016

A small, but fun place to visit. It has an excellent collection that includes many fossils, rocks and minerals. Worth a visit.

Thank Terry K
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This geology museum is loaded with artifacts and information. It is a very small museum but bear in mind that it is part of the university and for that it gets the thumbs up. The layout makes it easy to navigate. It's an interesting stop...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We were at the university for an event and happened upon this small, but amazing place. We thoroughly enjoyed looking at the many varied specimens of rocks and skeletons and really enjoyed the room that exhibits the "glow in the dark" specimens too. Ti make...More

1  Thank brenda w
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