Colorado School of Mines
The Colorado School of Mines located in historic downtown Golden is a public research university devoted to engineering and applied science and the perfect place for visitors to enjoy an afternoon of history and science. From the historic buildings to the new state of the art athletic facilities and free museums, CSM provides visitors extraordinary experiences just steps from the Coors Brewery and Clear Creek.
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CSM is home to the National Earthquake Information Center, operated by the U.S. Geological Survey, and the world-class Mines Museum of Earth Science. Mines Museum is free and open to the public. Opened in 1874, it displays mineral, fossil, gemstone, meteorite and historic mining artifacts.