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Museum policies

Masks are currently optional in all UW campus buildings.

If you are coming in a group of 10 or more we ask that you contact us in advance to schedule time to come explore the exhibits. Please see the Tours page for more details.

We are currently scheduling group visits for Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays through May 2022. If you would like to avoid groups, we invite you to visit on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Admission – Free!

Museum hours

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Closed Sundays

The Museum will be closed on Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. We will have our normal hours the rest of the week.

Museum location

The Geology Museum is located 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). Meters are located on Monroe Street outside of Camp Randall Stadium, and 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.