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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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Neat!

Free attraction, good for kids, very knowledgeable tour guides. Parking is huge hassle. Learned a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
shutupbackthere
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A good stop for a family

Everyone in the family enjoyed this stop. Who doesn't like to look at dinasour bones. There was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Alvin S
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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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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+1 608-262-2399
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"black light"
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"this place rocks"
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"great collection"
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"mineral specimens"
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"glow"
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"meteorite"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Free attraction, good for kids, very knowledgeable tour guides. Parking is huge hassle. Learned a lot though.

Thank shutupbackthere
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone in the family enjoyed this stop. Who doesn't like to look at dinasour bones. There was actually an area where you could walked into the lab and see people working on fossils. It was free, but donations are always accepted.

Thank Alvin S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is good for wasting time on a Saturday while you wait for a UW baseball, softball game, etc. to begin. Kids can get antsy and this took about 45 minutes of our time.

Thank Brandy C
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

This is aces for a free museum. They have a great collection of rocks and minerals — don't miss the room of rocks that glow in UV light! There's also a surprisingly wide assortment of fossils from the Cambrian through the Tertiary, including some dinosaurs....More

Thank Miyeko K
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

We were in Madison for a different reason, so we looked up things to do. The museum is not large but has some great displays. Not only an amazing collection of rocks and minerals, but an impressive display of fossils. Spent about an hour and...More

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

When I was a child in CT I loved the Peobody Museum in New Haven. Geology museum in Madison is a bit of a reduction which in a way makes it easier to enjoy.

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Reviewed November 6, 2017

The UW Geology Museum is a great place to spend about an hour looking at mid-sized and informatively presented collections of rocks, minerals and fossils, including a few full skeletons (e.g., Edmontosaurus and a mastodon) and tyrannosaurus and triceratops skulls, plus a huge trilobite (this...More

Thank Charles B
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

Great little museum for kids of all ages. Nice displays of fossils and mineral specimens. Terrific staff, very helpful. Right on campus.

Thank soby1
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Reviewed August 20, 2017

This is a great location to take kids--they will love all the dinosaurs, the black light gem room with glow in the dark metals. There is a great audio tour as well -- what a gem right in the middle of UW!

Thank Nan H
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Reviewed July 30, 2017

This is a great little museum on the University of Wisconsin campus; it is free for everyone and took about an hour to walk through the whole thing, but it is FULL of great little artifacts, rocks, fossils, and even dinosaur bones! Our family of...More

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