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The W. M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum

Closes in 13 min: 09:00 - 16:00
Open today: 09:00 - 16:00
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THE place for rocks!

More mineral samples than anybody could ever want to see. All well identified and displayed. Also... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2019
El Paso, Texas
well-curated collection of minerals, fossils, and NV history/artifacts

this a lovely place to visit, and you'll leave appreciating the variety and variation of mineral... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
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The geology and mining museum on campus since 1908. Located in the Mackay school of mines the Keck museum features minerals, mining artifacts, fossils, and many other interesting and unique objects of Nevada's geologic and cultural past.
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1664 N Virginia St, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89503-0705
+1 775-784-4528
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Reviewed 15 January 2019

More mineral samples than anybody could ever want to see. All well identified and displayed. Also has a collection of old mining shares that are fun to look at and imagine being a rich owner.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

this a lovely place to visit, and you'll leave appreciating the variety and variation of mineral formations. i'm not a fan of geology per se, and think rocks are kinda boring (i mean the processes of formation are interesting, but looking at the static end-product...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank jessup j
Reviewed 18 August 2018

I heard about this museum and went to the UNV-Reon campus. The building was not easy to find but I did and found the place to be interesting, informative, and factual. If you enjoy the earth sciences, geology, and mineralogy you will love the place.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Tim A
Reviewed 10 August 2018

This museum's collection of well-displayed and clearly explained minerals enchants the layperson. The beautiful specimens are eloquently but simply explained.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Katherine L
Reviewed 25 July 2018

This place was a gem (and free, other than parking on campus). Reminded me of something from Harry Potter because the room was of that 1930's era and all the specimens were in beautiful wooden cases. An incredible variety of minerals and rocks and even...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Wow, this museum is amazing place for Geologest. you will see different kind of minerals in one place. Also it is free.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

I parked the visitor parking, the Brian J Whalen parking lot and paid $4.50 for 4 hours. Luckily we ran into a campus ambassador who directed us to the building and gave a us thorough directions. The campus is gorgeous and it felt great to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank nativar2018
Reviewed 17 May 2018

If you are into gems, minerals, mining, and geology this museum concealed in the University campus is something you'll want to check out. Great mineral collections, and part of the exhibit hall is dedicated to the multitude of minerals found in Nevada. It's not just...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 871wesr
Reviewed 22 December 2017

For those of you who love mining history, especially in the great state of Nevada, should spend at least a half-hour in this lovely museum, filled with rich history. There are some amazing minerals, placed inside old-school glass and wood casings. For a special treat,...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Melodie G
Reviewed 2 December 2017

We visited here on 11/28/17. The museum is located in the Mack mining building and is not well marked from outside the building. Entering the Mack building from the Quad the museum is to your left. The display was very good to excellent with lots...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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