The W. M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum
Open Mon-Fri 9AM- 4PM &
The first Saturday each month 12-4PM Closed University Holidays. Admission to the museum is free.
Visit Nevada's Oldest Geology Museum
Located in the Mackay School of Mines Building at the University of Nevada, Reno, the W. M. Keck Museum houses an outstanding collection of minerals, ores, fossil specimens and photographs, in addition to mining related objects. The Keck Museum has been free since it opened in 1908. The Keck relies on donations to pay for programs, exhibits, and other services, donations are important and appreciated. If you believe the Keck Museum is important and would like to support the museum please contact us at (775) 784-4528.
The Keck Museum no longer offers mineral identification. We don't have the staff or resources to offer this service. The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology will help you with your inquiries.
Day at the Museum
The Keck Museum is participating in the University District Museums' annual Day at the Museum event! 11 museums on and around the UNR campus will be participating this year. Most of the museums will be free and feature hands-on activities for all ages. We hope to see you Aprill 22nd!
The W.M. Keck Museum exhibits an impresive collection of ores and minerals from all over the world. The Keck has a collection of over 80,000 mineral and ore specimens. 15,000 objects are on view for the general public. Other specimens are in storage and available for viewing upon request.
The Museum's fossil collection tells the paolontological history of Nevada. Visitors can view our 3 million year old mastodon fossil, 200 million year old Ichthyosaur fossils, and the unique heliocoprion jaw. Our fossil collection is available for research upon request.