For Parents

Plan Your Adventure

The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums educational programming staff offers high-quality learning opportunities in the areas of nature, culture, and history. We offer a variety of hands-on experiences that draw inspiration from the museum’s extensive collections for all ages. From programming for young children that encourages parents and children to learn together, to our STEAM workshops for middle grade students that promote hands-on small group and independent learning, to our summer camp programs that provide opportunities to cook over a campfire and cast objects from molten metal: We offer something for everyone.

Have an idea for a new program? Please share your thoughts with our education staff by emailing museumoperations@platteville.org.

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In-Person Experiences



Virtual Experiences

Water! Water! Build Your Own Aquifer

In this 15:31 video, participants learn about aquifers and their importance in the water cycle, using The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums campus as a backdrop. Then, together we will build our own aquifer and test out how well it filters solutions and mixtures. Contact us at museums@platteville.org to order a craft kit here for everything needed to build your own aquifer at home or in the classroom.

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Heritage Day Craft Workshops

In these short videos, participants discover how to construct historic toys and games, with The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums as a backdrop. Shop for a Heritage Day Craft Kit for everything needed to build your own projects at home or in the classroom. 

Holiday Craft Workshops

Contact us at museums@platteville.org to order a craft kit here for everything needed to do these crafts at home or in the classroom.

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HOURS

In Season: May - October | Open Daily | 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Off Season: November - April | Closed Except for Seasonal Programs

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