The “Badger State’s” history is embedded in the many geologic formations across the landscape. From deposits of galena to the impressive cliffs of quartzite, Wisconsin has many riches that have shaped our state’s society and economy. To explore these natural wonders, we invite you to join the Friends of the Arboretum for a visit to the UW-Madison’s Geology Museum to learn more about the rocks all around us. This trip will begin with a 60-minute guided tour of the museum, followed by a peek behind the scenes to learn more about the museum’s research and collection. The day will wrap up with participants hearing from PhD candidate Chelsea Volpano and the exciting research she is conducting.
The group will be encouraged to gather after the tour at a local lunch spot to discuss their take-aways from the event.
The cost is $35 per person and registration is limited to 25.
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The group will meet at the UW-Madison Geology Museum, 1215 W. Dayton Street in Madison. The museum is located in Weeks Hall on the corner of Charter and Dayton Streets. Participants will provide their own transportation.
Parking, bus and bike information:
The closest UW Parking lots are Lot 80 (beneath Union South), Lot 17 (off of Engineering Drive), and Lot 7 (beneath Grainger Hall). 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, West 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.