Mines Museum of Earth Science
Location & Contact Information
- 1310 Maple St, Golden, CO 80401
- Phone: (303) 273-3815
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: https://www.mines.edu/geology-museum/
- Hours of Operation: Regular Hours: Monday – Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Sunday 1:00 – 4:00 pm The Museum Store closes 15 minutes before Museum closing time. CLOSED Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
Mines Museum is CLOSED to the public effective March 14th, 2020 until further notice. The Mines Museum (formerly the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum) is home to one of the state’s two Goodwill moon rocks collected during the Apollo 17 mission. It 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. Visit their awesome gift shop and realistic mine on the downstairs floor.