Explore the UW–Madison Geology Museum

February 20, 2024

The “Badger State’s” history is embedded in the many geologic formations across the landscape. From deposits of galena to the impressive cliffs of quartzite, Wisconsin has many riches that have shaped our state’s society and economy. To explore these natural wonders, we invite you to join the Friends of the Arboretum for a visit to the UW–Madison’s Geology Museum to learn more about the rocks all around us. This trip will begin with a 60-minute guided tour of the museum, followed by a peek behind the scenes to learn more about the museum’s research and collection. The day will wrap up with participants hearing from PhD candidate Chelsea Volpano and the exciting research she is conducting.

Meet at the UW–Madison Geology Museum, 1215 W. Dayton Street in Madison. The museum is located in Weeks Hall on the corner of Charter and Dayton Streets.  Participants will provide their own transportation. The group is also encouraged to gather after the tour at a local lunch spot to discuss the event.

The cost is $35 per person and registration is limited to 25. Visit foamadison.org to register and learn more.