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Address: 1478 Midway Rd, University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, Menasha, WI 54952-1224
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The official minerology and geology museum of the state of Wisconsin.

The official minerology and geology museum of the state of Wisconsin.

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Small but great. A nice hands-on museum that kids like without being overwhelming. Incredible gem and mineral display for a smaller museum.

Reviewed 13 March 2017
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Wisconsin
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6 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Small but great. A nice hands-on museum that kids like without being overwhelming. Incredible gem and mineral display for a smaller museum.

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Menasha, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I went here originally because I was told there are experts in geology available that could identify a couple of rocks and small fossils I picked up in Europe last year. They people there were helpful, and the exhibits of the geological history of Wisconsin were fascinating. We will be back with our grandkids.

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Addison, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

What a neat experience. I've always loved learning about science and whatnot, this place brought out my inner nerd. Lots of fun info to learn, especially about the history of wisconsin and how it was shaped geologically over time. The gift shop has a lot of fun little trinkets that are reasonably priced also, went home with a couple of... More 

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Thank Steve P
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

I've used that title before, because it fits several smaller gems we have in the area. This museum, though small, has an outstanding collection of gems and the geologic timeline of Wisconsin exhibit is well presented and laid out. Sure, it is heavy science at times and may be tough for pre-teens to absorb and appreciate, but so what! Take... More 

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Rosendale, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

I learned a lot about minerals in Wisconsin. loved the gift shop. I bought many rocks I had never seen before and started a new collection.

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Cascade, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

While waiting for the Barlow Planetarium show [around the corner from the Museum in the same building], we took our 7, 9 & 10-year old granddaughters to this Museum. It's small, so the ticket price is right - $1 for children $3 for adults. There were a few hands-on activities for the girls - jumping up & down to make... More 

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Menasha, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 11 May 2016

When not able to get out rock collecting, go here. No charge for the rock shop and they have many pieces to choose from. Also, a great selection for young collectors. The gal behind the counter is very well informed, too.

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Thank smithwigram2
Appleton, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 3 November 2015

The Weis Earth & Science museum is a great spot to check out - especially for kiddos! It's interesting and engaging. Great activity to checkout year round!

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Reviewed 6 August 2015

This small museum is a real must see for people not needing hands on activities. Many interesting and educational geological exhibits in a small space. Their collection of semi precious gems was large and well displayed. I would visit again.

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Wisconsin
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Reviewed 20 April 2015

This is not normally a place I would be interested in seeing but IT WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! The young lady working in the gift shop was incredibly knowledgeable and very friendly working with my daughter and I. There is a small fee to enter the museum but you can shop in the store for free. The shop offers gift items,... More 

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