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Weis Earth Science Museum

1478 Midway Rd, University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, Menasha, WI 54952-1224
+1 920-832-2925
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Short and sweet

It’s inside a college campus, which also houses a planetarium. Odd, but interesting. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nursek40
via mobile
Great stop

Small but great. A nice hands-on museum that kids like without being overwhelming. Incredible gem... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
cheddarhead
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The official minerology and geology museum of the state of Wisconsin.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“gift shop” (4 reviews)
“rocks” (7 reviews)
“gems” (3 reviews)
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1478 Midway Rd, University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, Menasha, WI 54952-1224
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+1 920-832-2925
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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

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

1  Thank lark77
Reviewed 11 May 2016

When not able to get out rock collecting, go here. No charge for the rock shop and they have many pieces to choose from. Also, a great selection for young collectors. The gal behind the counter is very well informed, too.

Thank smithwigram2
Reviewed 3 November 2015

The Weis Earth & Science museum is a great spot to check out - especially for kiddos! It's interesting and engaging. Great activity to checkout year round!

Thank cjm920
Reviewed 7 August 2015

This small museum is a real must see for people not needing hands on activities. Many interesting and educational geological exhibits in a small space. Their collection of semi precious gems was large and well displayed. I would visit again.

Thank Lydiakzoo
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