EDUCATIONAL: UW Madison Geology Museum Tour

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Come on out and learn about science on a guided tour at UW Madison's geology museum! Kids more than welcome.


Our museum serves both the scientific community and the public at large. In addition to the hundreds and hundreds of rocks, minerals, and fossils on display, our collection contains over 120,000 geological and paleontological specimens used in education and research. Our museum staff studies the history, evolution, and diversity of the Earth’s geologic record and shares these new discoveries with our communities through our exhibits, programs, and publications.


Lot 54 at 112 North Chart Street is free on Saturdays.

The other nearest UW parking lots are Lot 80 (beneath Union South) and Lot 17 (off of Engineering Drive). There are meters located on Monroe Street outside of Camp Randall Stadium, or there are two-hour unmetered spots on the streets south of the museum (but it is often difficult to find an open spot).

Buses operate regularly on University Avenue, W. Johnson Street, and Park Street, all of which are within walking distance of the museum.


The north, east, and west entrances of the building are accessible, with gentle slope. Lot 54 is free on Saturdays & has disabled parking.

UW Madison also has an accessible walking route map: