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2017 Open House Schedule


The 49th Annual Rutgers University Geology Museum Open House will take place on Saturday January 28, 2017 between 9 am and 3 pm. All events will be held in Scott Hall and the Rutgers Geology Museum located on the College Avenue Campus in New Brunswick, NJ. For information on parking, locations, etc. please check out the Open House information page.




Mineral Sale

  • 9 am to 3 pm, Scott Hall Room 135
  • Credit card, checks and cash now accepted!
  • 7% NJ sales tax will be applied to all purchases. Customers must provide proof of tax exempt status for the tax to be waived.

Lecture Series

All lectures will be held in Scott Hall Room 123.

10 am to 11 am: "Volcanoes and Life"
Dr. James Webster, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, American Museum of Natural History

11:30 am to 12:30 pm: "Dense Gas in Distant, Dusty Galaxies"
Dr . Andrew Baker, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University

2 pm to 3 pm: "The Appalachians and How They Got That Way: Structure and Dynamics of Eastern North America"
Dr. Maureen Long, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University

Kids Activities

All kids activities are free and no pre-registration is required.

10:30 am to 11:30 am

  • Room 103- Drilling into Science
  • Room 104- Volcanoes!
  • Room 105- Hidden Minerals

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

  • Room 103- Drilling into Science
  • Room 104- Volcanoes!
  • Room 105- Hidden Minerals

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

  • Room 103- Drilling into Science
  • Room 104- Volcanoes!
  • Room 105- Hidden Minerals

Make-and-Take Activities and Guest Appearances

All make-and-take arts and crafts activities and guest appearance will be held in the Geology Museum between 11 am and 2:30 pm.

We welcome the following organizations who will be hosting activity tables this year.

Rock and Mineral Identification

Rock and mineral identification will be held in Scott Hall Room 119 between 11 am and 2 pm.



Oceans Late Night
03 May 2017 04:00PM - 08:00PM
Catch a wave with us and learn all about ocean mechanisms and the secrets held beneath its surface...
Annual Friends of the Geology Museum Meeting
03 May 2017 08:00PM - 09:30PM
Join the Rutgers Geology Museum as we host distinguished professors and lecturers from around the co...
Big Brook Field Trip
06 May 2017 11:00AM - 02:00PM
The Rutgers Geology Museum hosts a number of field trips throughout the year, where participants a...
Saturday Tour Day
20 May 2017 10:00AM - 04:00PM
Once a month the Geology Museum offers guided tours to pre-arranged groups on the weekends. There ...

Upcoming Events

Click on the link below to download a flyer with a list of our upcoming events during the spring of 2016.