Free admission to the UW-Madison Geology Museum

March 26, 2010

Spring break just started and you’re already wondering how to keep the kids occupied? If they’re dinosaur fans, why not pay a visit to the UW-Madison Geology Museum?

The vertebrate room of the museum houses a variety of dinosaurs from the Cretaceous-age Hell Creek Formation including a 33-foot long Edmontosaurus skeleton, and skulls from Tyrannosaurus rex,Triceratops, and Pachycephalosaurus.

Other museum exhibits include fossils, meteorites, rocks, and minerals.

Admission to the museum, located at 1215 West Dayton Street is free. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. The museum will be closed on Friday, April 2nd because that day has been designated a mandatory furlough day by the UW-Madison campus.

For additional information about the Geology Museum, visit their website or telephone ( 608) 262-2399.

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