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The Rutgers Geology Museum is dedicated to educating the public through its exhibits, collections, public lectures, tours and other programs. We strive to provide a wide range of unique learning experiences that will enhance our visitors' understanding of the natural world.

On our site you can learn all about what we do and how to join the fun. If you're having trouble finding something or want to learn more about the Museum, feel free to reach out or stop by for a visit!

Phone: 848-932-7243
Email: museum@rci.rutgers.edu

02/03/2016 - 4:00pm — Giant Spider Crab Late Night
Restored Giant Spider Crab being mounted on the wall.
Visit the Rutgers Geology Museum on Wednesday, February 2nd for our monthly late night event. Come see the newly restored Giant Spider Crab in all its crustacean glory! This late night will focus on the biology and environment of the Giant Spider Crab and other sea creatures. Demonstrations, arts and crafts and educational activities will be set up around the museum for this event and people are... Continued
02/20/2016 - 10:00am — Saturday Tour Day
Visitors enjoying an activity at a Late Night at the Rutgers Geology Museum.
Once a month the Geology Museum offers guided tours to pre-arranged groups on the weekends. There is no cost for the tour and all groups of 10 or more people are... Continued
03/02/2016 - 4:00pm — Darwin Late Night at the Museum
Darwin Late Night at the Museum Visit us on Wednesday, March 2nd for our monthly late night event. This event will focus on the evolution of our ancestors and you will discover how species have changed over time!... Continued
03/26/2016 - 10:00am — Saturday Tour Day
Once a month the Geology Museum offers guided tours to pre-arranged groups on the weekends. There is no cost for the tour and all groups of 10 or more people are welcome to request a... Continued

Giant Spider Crab Restored after 35 Year Absence

Giant Spider Crab being mounted on wall. Photo by Carl Blesch
Giant Crab Display Comes Back to Rutgers Geology Museum Three years of painstaking restoration make century-old gift from Japan look new again Written by Carl Blesch and originally published on Monday, June 22, 2015 for Rutgers Today Japan sent several of its young citizens to... Continued

Summer 2015 Hours

As Rutgers University reaches the end of another academic year, we would like to congratulate the graduating Class of 2015! Starting on May 14th, 2015, the Rutgers Geology Museum will be transitioning into its summer schedule, and will be operating under different hours than during the... Continued

New Exhibit on the Evoution of the Human Diet Now Open

Written by Darshana Shapiro, PhD Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at Rutgers University Modern humans today eat all kinds of different foods, from cheeseburgers to crickets to kale, but what did our hominin ancestors eat three million years ago in East Africa? Did “... Continued