Weis Earth Science Museum

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Facility:Weis Earth Science Museum
Description:The Weis Earth Science Museum is the official State Mineralogical Museum of Wisconsin. This 5500-square-foot museum is the newest addition to the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley campus and the only museum dedicated to the geology of Wisconsin and its rich mineral and mining heritage, which was so important to the settlement and economic development of the State.

Interactive and hands-on exhibits, video displays, colorful graphics, and specimens of real fossils, minerals and rocks await you at the Weis Earth Science Museum. The exciting museum galleries include Geology Basics where you can mobilize continents and create your own quake, A Walk through Geologic Time where you will discover that volcanoes, mountains, oceans, and glaciers were once part of the Wisconsin landscape; Wisconsinís Mining Heritage where you can walk through a 19th-century lead mine tunnel and learn how mining gave us our State nickname; the Mineral Gallery where you can marvel at beautiful minerals from around the State and the world; and Earth Science & Society where you will learn how important rocks and minerals are to our daily lives. Additional gallery space reserved for temporary and traveling displays will change every few months-there will always be something new to see at the Weis.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:1478 Midway Road
Address 2:University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley
City:Menasha
State/Province:WI
Zip Code:54952
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Closed Monday, Tuesday and all campus holidays / Wednesday, Thursday 12-4 pm / Friday 12-7 pm / Saturday 10 am-5 pm / Sunday 1-5 pm
Admission:$2.00 adults (18 -64) / $1.50 seniors (65 and over) / $1.50 juniors (13-17) / 1.00 (3-12) / Children under age 3 are free / UWFox students, faculty & staff are always free with campus ID.
Donations are Gladly Accepted
Telephone:(920) 832-2925
Website:Visit Website
R E V I E W S
Melanie G., Co-op Member
My two daughters are in love with collecting rocks. When our homeschooling group planned a trip to this museum, I knew we had to go. My daughters loved it. They were looking at all the different rocks on display and asking all different kinds a questions. They wanted to learn everything they possibly could about all the different rocks. The museum has unbelievable collection of rocks.If your child loves rocks, then this is the place to take your child.
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