University of Wisconsin Geology Museum, Madison

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  • 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.  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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, fo...  more »
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  • March 25, 2017
    Great size and number of exhibits for a free museum. Lots of interesting artifacts and information. Great for kids. Spent about an hour there, but you could easily spend longer if you read everything. Will go again.
  • April 13, 2017
    A true treasure near downtown madison. Free, open weekdays and saturdays, and an amazing collection given the small location. Includes dinosaur fossils, mineral samples, views to a fossil preparation lab, and excellent guided tours (if booked in advance)
  • October 29, 2016
    Was helped out when my family and I found a strange looking bone on a sand bar a couple years back. I believe the women that helped us went by Elizabeth... she was very nice and showed us a lot of cool things... Turned out the bone was from cattle but the trip was well worth the drive!! (This was about 5 years ago)
  • April 12, 2017
    It's a free and fun museum that you can learn a lot at, and it's great for kids and as well as adults.
  • March 19, 2017
    Free museum with lots of great exhibits. Good for kids and adults!

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