Museum Employee Named Student Employee of the Year

Read more ...Max Deirmenjain, a Communication and English double major, class of 2014, and 30 other nominees were honored at the Student Employee of the Year Award Ceremony on April 16, 2014 hosted by the Rutgers Student Employment Office. Max and the other students were recognized for their outstanding contributions and dedication to their employing departments. Max has been an employee of the Rutgers Geology Museum for 4 years and is currently the Head Student Manager.

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New Exhibit on the Evoution of the Human Diet Now Open

Read more ...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 “Nutcracker Man” (Paranthropus boisei) actually crack nuts with its powerful jaws? Were Neanderthals really expert big game hunters? And how do we know?

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Happy Birthday!

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Looking for a fun and educational place to host your child's next birthday party? We now offer Gems & Minerals, Ancient Egypt & Mummies, Fossils & Dinosaurs and Paint Along themed birthday parties at the museum. Reservation packages for children age 5 and up can now be booked on our website.

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