The Lloyd J. Schmaltz Geology and Mineral Museum displays an impressive collection of rocks, minerals and fossils from Michigan and throughout the world. The Museum includes the Dinosaur Park, an outdoor display of dinosaur replicas from the Mesozoic Era.
- The Kelley Collection of fossil and modern shark teeth
- The James Duncan mineral and agate collections
- A Michigan copper boulder
- An ultraviolet fluorescent display
- Mastodon fossils from Van Buren County, MI
- World-class fossil and mineral specimens
- An interactive augmented reality sandbox
- Six scale model replicas of dinosaurs including utahraptor, spinosaurus, triceratops, parasaurolophus, and stegosaurus
Visit the museum and dinosaur park
Museum Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except for holidays and university closures). Visitors are asked to be considerate of classes in session in the building. The outdoor rock garden and Dinosaur Park welcome visitors at any time.
Location: The Museum is located on the first floor of Rood Hall. The outdoor Dinosaur Park is located behind Rood Hall and Lee Honors College.
Parking: The best place to park is at the metered parking area behind Sangren Hall (lot 41). Additional metered parking is located near Sindecuse Health Center (lot 40) and the Bernhard Center (lots 68 and 69). The parking lot near Rood Hall (lot 61) is for permitted vehicles only. Visitors without a valid parking permit will be ticketed. Maps of the WMU campus and parking areas can be found here.