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Late Nights at the Museum

Held on the first Wednesday of each month. Come to the museum to enjoy activity stations for children and adults alike from 4pm-8pm.

  • Wednesday December 4, 2013
    • Take a stroll with us as we explore the major eras of the past and learn more about the Geologic Time Scale.
  • Wednesday February 5, 2014
    • Come explore some of the most explosive features on Earth!
  • Wednesday March 5, 2014
    • Rubies, quartz and talc oh my! Discover what makes up nature’s beautiful building blocks.
  • Wednesday April 2, 2014
    • From the Universe to you: the solar system, climate and Earth.
  • Wednesday May 7, 2014
    • Join us as we take a look at evolution and our ancestors and discover how species have changed over time.

The Museum will be open until 8 pm.

Please no unaccompanied minors.

Field Trips

The Geology of Rutgers
Join Rutgers geologists at Johnson Park in New Brunswick to learn about the geology of the Rutgers campuses. Explore the different processes that formed the Raritan River and the Newark Basin

Fossil Field Trip

Find your own fossils on a guided field trip to the Big Brook Preserve in Colts Neck, NJ with Rutgers University geologists.

Registration for all field trips begins on our website on 4/1/2014. Maximum of 50 people.  Please no unaccompanied minors.  We reserve the right to cancel any trip that has not reached a minimum of 25 people.  

Spring Friends of the Geology Museum Meeting

“A Geological Perspective on Climate Change: Past, Present and Future”

Presented by Dr. Tony Broccoli
Rutgers University, Department of Environmental Sciences

Wednesday April 2, 2014
8 pm at the Geology Museum



Space is limited to the first 50 people.  Please RSVP for this event at or 848-932-7243.

Educators who attend Museum presentations can receive credit toward their professional development requirements.  The Geology Museum is registered as a provider with the NJ Department of Education.


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