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August Visit to Wisconsin

Visited the museum with our grandchildren. Nice small place with plenty of things to see. Kids... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Georgetown, Texas
This place "rocks"! :)

This is in the same building as the Barlow Planetarium, which is also a fun activity. Education... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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The official minerology and geology museum of the state of Wisconsin.
1478 Midway Rd, University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, Menasha, WI 54952-1224
+1 920-832-2925
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Visited the museum with our grandchildren. Nice small place with plenty of things to see. Kids didn't get bored with it and especially enjoyed the dinosaurs. Grandpa liked it too.

Thank FRED W
Reviewed 8 April 2018

This is in the same building as the Barlow Planetarium, which is also a fun activity. Education about the great lakes and Wisconsin and beyond. Very informative, lots of rocks for kids to touch along with actual dinosaur bones too. Some activities, a video about...More

1  Thank bigsei
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

This is a tiny museum inside the Fox Valley Campus. It had a variety of exhibits and only took about 20 minutes to tour. If you stop and read every sign or really love geology you might spend more time here. Cute idea on how...More

Thank Tracy Q
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

It’s inside a college campus, which also houses a planetarium. Odd, but interesting. Beautiful displays of gems/rocks/minerals. Minecraft themed displays. Had odd video playing. Not sure if it was a joke or part of the display. Gift shop was amazing! Lots of modest priced treasures...More

1  Thank Nursek40
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Small but great. A nice hands-on museum that kids like without being overwhelming. Incredible gem and mineral display for a smaller museum.

Thank cheddarhead
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I went here originally because I was told there are experts in geology available that could identify a couple of rocks and small fossils I picked up in Europe last year. They people there were helpful, and the exhibits of the geological history of Wisconsin...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 8 September 2016

What a neat experience. I've always loved learning about science and whatnot, this place brought out my inner nerd. Lots of fun info to learn, especially about the history of wisconsin and how it was shaped geologically over time. The gift shop has a lot...More

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 1 September 2016

I've used that title before, because it fits several smaller gems we have in the area. This museum, though small, has an outstanding collection of gems and the geologic timeline of Wisconsin exhibit is well presented and laid out. Sure, it is heavy science at...More

1  Thank Seldom-seen-schultz
Reviewed 27 August 2016

I learned a lot about minerals in Wisconsin. loved the gift shop. I bought many rocks I had never seen before and started a new collection.

Thank coolmomly55
Reviewed 26 June 2016

While waiting for the Barlow Planetarium show [around the corner from the Museum in the same building], we took our 7, 9 & 10-year old granddaughters to this Museum. It's small, so the ticket price is right - $1 for children $3 for adults. There...More

2  Thank lark77
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