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Giant Spider Crab Restored after 35 Year Absence

Read more ...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 Rutgers in the late 1800s to receive a Western education, and it showed its appreciation to the university in a big and unique way – with the gift of an 11-foot-wide exoskeleton of a giant spider crab native to that country’s waters. Rutgers mounted the gift with pride on the balcony wall...

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Summer 2016 Hours

Read more ...Plenty of summer fun to be had at the Rutgers Geology Museum! As Rutgers University reaches the end of another academic year, we would like to congratulate the graduating Class of 2016! Starting on May 12th, 2016, the Rutgers Geology Museum will be transitioning into its summer schedule, and will be operating under different hours than during the academic year.

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Experiencing Geology First Hand at Ringing Rocks Park

Read more ... Written by Melissa Kaye, Geology Museum Volunteer When I first came to the Rutgers Geology Museum, I was not expecting to find much. I thought that I would see some fossils and minerals and that would be the end of it. However, my experience ended up being so much more than just rocks and dinosaurs. After my first visit, I knew that I wanted to make geology a part of my life more permanently.

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Rutgers Museums to Participate in Blue Star Museums Program

Read more ...The Rutgers Geology Museum and the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers are proud to be two of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Dept. of Defense.

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Mineral Identification

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Ever wonder what that rock, fossil or mineral laying around your house is? Bring it to the Rutgers Geology Museum and find out! Fossil and Mineral Identification is open to the public at our Annual Open House and during our Late Night Events.

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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Geology Hall, 2nd Floor
85 Somerset Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
P: (848) 932-7243
F: (732) 932-1789
museum@rci.rutgers.edu