GHSC - Visitor Information

Information to help you plan your visit to the Geologic Hazards Science Center in Golden, Colorado.

Photo of front of the Geologic Hazards Science Center building

Visitor Parking, Building Entry, and Public Transportation

Physical Address

1711 Illinois Street
Golden, CO  80401

Visitor Parking

The GHSC parking lot is directly behind the building. Its entrance is on 18th Street. You must buy a permit at the kiosk (near the parking lot entrance). If these spaces are full, visitors may park in any of the Visitor, General, or Commuter lots on the School of Mines campus and pay at the nearby kiosk. The parking rate is $1.50 per hour or $8.00 per day in the Visitor and General lots (including the GHSC lot), and $1.00 per hour or $8.00 per day in the Commuter lots.

Do not park on the street! Most street parking is by City of Golden permit only.

If you receive a parking ticket for parking without paying at the kiosk, or for any other violation of campus policies, you must pay it or appeal it at the Public Safety office, personally, within 15 days of the citation. Parking policies are enforced daily, including holidays and semester breaks.

Building Entry & Security

The Geologic Hazards Science Center is a locked building with security guards. To gain entry, you will call your host using the phone just outside the entry doors. There is a directory with the code to dial inside the phone box. Your host will answer the call, greet you, and then meet you and let you in.

Visitors with Department of Interior ID's will need to show their ID to the security officer upon entry. Non-DOI visitors will need to show an official ID and go through the security check. This involves signing in, putting all your personal items on the scanning belt, and walking through the scanner, just like airport security.

Public Transportation

If you're arriving at Denver International Airport, you can take the A line at the south end of the main terminal to the end of the line at Union Station in downtown Denver. Then switch to the W line and take it to the end at the Jefferson County Government building in Golden. From here, you can take the FlexRide shuttle to the Mines campus, where it stops about one block from the GHSC.

Nearby Hotels (within walking distance)

map of Golden with a green star on the GHSC location and red stars on 5 hotel locations

Hotels (red stars) near the Geologic Hazards Science Center (green star). (Public domain.)

Table Mountain Inn
1310 Washington Ave
(303) 277-9898
0.4 miles from GHSC

The Golden Hotel
800 11th Street
(303) 279-0100
0.6 miles from GHSC

The Dove Inn (Bed & Breakfast)
711 14th Street
(720) 608-1714
0.4 miles from GHSC

The Silk Pin Cushion (Bed & Breakfast)
1523 Ford Street
(303) 278-8813
0.4 miles from GHSC

The Eddy Taproom & Hotel
1640 8th Street
720-442-3898
1.1 miles from GHSC