Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum
Location & Contact Information
- 1310 Maple St, Golden, CO 80401
- Phone: (303) 273-3815
- Website: https://www.mines.edu/geology-museum/
- Hours of Operation: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday 1-4 p.m. The Geology Museum is closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The Geology Museum may be closed during the university’s winter break. Please call 303-273-3815 to confirm that we are open on other days.
The Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, home to one of the state’s two Goodwill moon rocks collected during the Apollo 17 mission, was started in 1874 and displays mineral, fossil, gemstone, meteorite and historic mining artifact exhibits on two floors. The museum serves as the state repository for Colorado’s mineral heritage and promotes its importance and understanding to the university community and the public. It aims to inspire scientific curiosity through education and research while encouraging appreciation of the earth and responsibility for its mineral, fossil, meteorite and historic mining treasures.