Update (3/13/2020): The Geology Museum is temporarily closed to the public.
At minimum we will be closed until Monday, April 13 when in-person classes are set to resume on the UW-Madison campus. As such, we have cancelled all group tours, museum storytimes, and special events through April 12. This includes our annual open house which was scheduled for April 4.
If this situation changes, we will post an update here immediately.
We know many area schools will be on spring break in the coming weeks and we are especially saddened that so many families won’t be able to visit and explore our exhibits. We look forward to when we reopen and can welcome everyone back.
For information and updates related to the virus and our university’s response, please see UW-Madison’s COVID-19 website.
Guided Tours :
Campus leadership has told us to not host tours from Thursday, March 12 through at least Sunday, April 12. To schedule a tour after that, please contact the tour office at 608.262.1412 or email our tour coordinators at email@example.com. However, due to the quickly changing nature of the situation, we may need to cancel or reschedule future tour bookings.
Where to find us:
The Geology Museum is on the campus of the University of Wisconsin – Madison. We are located in Weeks Hall at 1215 W. Dayton Street, two blocks east of Camp Randall Stadium on the corner of Charter Street and Dayton Street.
Parking, Bus, and Bike Information:
The 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.
See the Madison Metro Transit web site for route and schedule information.
There are public bike racks available outside the building. The closest bike share (Madison BCycle) station is at Union South, one block away.
The museum is located on a single level of Weeks Hall and is wheelchair accessible. Stools are available for visitors to use within the museum if needed.
Sensory tools are available for visitors to check out for free from the Museum Tour Office. They include child sized weighted vests, ear protection, sunglasses and sensory toys.