Weis Earth Science Museum
The Official Mineralogical Museum of Wisconsin
The Weis isn’t your grandfather’s museum full of dirty old glass cases- although we’ve got some really old stuff here!
Imagine a museum where you can make an earthquake, walk through a mine tunnel, shoot off a quarry blast, touch a dinosaur bone and make it rain. That’s the Weis!
Everyone from the advanced collector to the youngster who just started picking up rocks will be amazed at the marvelous minerals and fabulous fossils on display.
While you’re having lots of hands-on, interactive fun, you’ll discover that there were once volcanoes, mountains and tropical reefs right here in Wisconsin. In fact, you’ll learn that every rock tells a story, and you can read them yourself!
Hands-on activities, inquiry-based interaction, and enthusiastic, knowledgeable guides tailored to the specific grade of the students
Permanent exhibits that display our fossils, minerals and mines and temporary displays that change throughout the year