The Geology Museum provides free tours for K-12, university, and non-profit groups of all ages.** Guided tours include presentations on dinosaurs, geology, the Ice Age, and mummies, with special attention given to our New Jersey based exhibits. Each tour includes a 30 to 40 minute guided presentation, several hands-on educational activities, and a scavenger hunt of the exhibits. Additional activities can be added to the tours for a minimal fee. Tours can be scheduled during our normal business hours Tuesday through Friday and on the third Saturday of the month. Tours are only available on Fridays during the month of July and not available in August. All dates are subject to availability.
Prior registration is required a minimum of 2 weeks before the proposed tour date for groups of 10 (minimum number of people required to book) to 50 people. Please contact the museum about special arrangements for groups of more than 50 people.
** Effective March 1, 2017, any tours booked by a for-profit agency are subject to a $10 per person for every adult and $5 per person for every child fee. The free tours must be booked directly by a representative of the K-12, university, or non-profit group and not associated with a 3rd party receiving monetary or other benefits from the arrangement of the tour.
General Museum Tours
Join us as our tour guides walk you through some of our most popular exhibits in the museum. Tours will cover the following topics.
- Dinosaurs and Paleontology
- The Ice Age and the Mastodon
- Egypt and Mummies
Boy Scout and Girl Scout Tours
Working on a merit badge? We can help. The Geology Museum offers tours to local scouting groups to help them complete the requirements for several different merit badges and activities. Please indicate on your tour request form which merit badge your group is completing.
- Brownie Make Your Own Badge
- Junior Make Your Own Badge
pdf Cub Scout Earth Rocks Badge Requirements (61 KB) The museum staff can help your scouts get started on their Earth Rocks! badge. Rutgers geologists will help teach your scouts the basics of rock and mineral indentification and they will each get their very own identification kit to take home. The price of this tour is $10 per person.