Mines Museum of Earth Science | Kids Out and About Denver

Mines Museum of Earth Science

Located on Colorado School of Mines campus in Golden, we attract 30,000 visitors a year and admission is always free. Take in over 15,000 square feet of rocks, minerals, fossils and other fascinating Earth Science-related objects. Pass through our indoor cave and discover minerals that glow. Gaze at the sparkling Miss Colorado Crown containing over 600 gemstones and 21 diamonds. Transport yourself to Golden’s geologic past through our windows. Hike the Bob Weimer trail and visit authentic triceratops trackways. Marvel at our beautifully restored Irwin Hoffman mining murals.
Open hours: 
Sunday: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Monday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Classes and events vary, but include the following topics: gems, minerals, rocks, geology, science and engineering.