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Mines Museum of Earth Science

Location & Contact Information

  • 1310 Maple St, Golden, CO 80401
  • Phone: (303) 273-3815
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  • Hours of Operation: Mines Museum is closed at this time. Mines Museum is open for online shopping. Regular Hours: Monday – Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Sunday 1:00 – 4:00 pm Mines Museum Store is open for curbside pickup on M-W-F from 1-4PM 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 until further notice. ** The Mines Museum Store is open for online shopping. 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 the newly remodeled and awesome gift shop at the main entrance to the museum. And check out the realistic mine on the downstairs floor which has fluorescent minerals on display.

The Legend
Polished Stalagtite Slab
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Mines Museum Store


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