Field Trips

The Rutgers Geology Museum hosts a number of field trips throughout the year, where participants are able to explore and uncover many mysteries of local geologic history. All field trips are fun and educational, so children (ages 5+) and adults are welcome to come along for the adventure.

If you are looking to book a tour of the Geology Museum or a K-12 Field Trip to the Museum, visit the tours page instead.

Spring 2018

Fossil Hunting at Big Brook Park

  • Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 11am - 2pm

Geology and Ecology of the Raritan River

  • Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 11am - 2pm


Registration for both field trips is now open. We reserve the right to cancel a trip if we do not have enough registered participants.

Click here to register for our Field Trips today!



Notes on Field Trips:

  • You must provide your own transportation.
  • Field trips do require some extended walking, so it is recommended that participants should be able to walk at least a mile on a moderate incline.
  • Each field trip can accommodate a certain number of people. When the maximum number has been reached, you will be placed on a waiting list. If the minimum number of participants is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the trip.
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Event Information


Saturday Tour Day
24 Mar 2018 10:00AM - 02:00PM
Darwin Late Night
04 Apr 2018 04:00PM - 08:00PM
Join us for our Darwin Late Night where we will explore the evolution of our ancestors and you will ...
Saturday Tour Day
21 Apr 2018 10:00AM - 02:00PM
Ocean Exploration Late Night
02 May 2018 04:00PM - 08:00PM
Visit us for our Ocean Exploration Late Night and learn all about how scientists discover the secret...

Upcoming Events

Click on the link below to download a flyer with a list of our upcoming events during the spring of 2018.