Tours & Receptions


If you would like to schedule a guided tour or private reception, please see information and booking details below.


The Museum offers paid guided tours for groups of 15 people or less. For groups larger than 15 people, please email

The Bob Weimer Geology Trail is currently open for self-guided tours only.

Tour times for paying groups are available during business hours Monday through Saturday beginning at 10:00AM with the last available tour time at 3:00PM. Each tour starts at the top of the hour. Tours must be booked and confirmed by Museum Staff at least one week in advance.

We do not currently have a lunch area for large groups at the Museum.

Museum Guided Tours

  • 60 minutes
  • 4 person minimum, 15 person maximum
  • $13/adult, $7/seniors, $5/child


Field Trips

  • Maximum 15 students + 2 adults per group
  • Free for teachers and chaperones
  • High School & College Students
    • Guided tour only (1 hr): $10/student
    • Guided tour & hands-on activity (2hrs): $15/student
  • Elementary & Middle School Students
    • Guided tour only (1hr): $5/student
    • Guided tour & hands-on activity (2hrs): $10/student

Bob Weimer Geology Trail

  • Printed brochures are available at the front desk for self-guided tours


To book a guided tour(s), please e-mail with “TOUR” in the subject line and include the following:

  • Your first and last name
  • Your email address
  • Your phone number
  • Group/organization you represent
  • Total number of guests
  • Age range of guests (grade if school group)
  • Total number of tours
  • Type of tour requested
  • Preferred dates and times
  • Any special topic requests

A Museum staff member will reach out to you by phone or email to confirm your reservation and accept payment.  If paying by check, please make out to Mines Museum.


Behind the scenes and after-hours tours for special groups and fundraisers may be scheduled at the discretion of the Museum Director.  Additional fees apply.

Please inquire at


  • The museum is available for rent for a fee OUTSIDE of normal operating hours.
  • Currently, we cannot offer seated dinners at the Museum due to space constraints.
  • We can accommodate receptions for up to 300 people.
  • Special lighting, sound, and/or technology available upon request (fees may apply).
  • The conference room across the hall from the Museum can also be reserved, and seats up to 40 people.

Please submit special event requests to