The Rutgers Geology Museum is dedicated to educating the public through its exhibits, collections, public lectures, tours and other programs. We strive to provide a wide range of unique learning experiences that will enhance our visitors understanding of the natural world.

On our site you can learn all about what we do and how to join the fun. If you're having trouble finding something or want to learn more about the Museum, feel free to reach out or stop by for a visit!

Phone: 848-932-7243
Email: museum@rci.rutgers.edu

04/26/2014 - 10:00am — Rutgers Day
Rutgers Day Saturday, April 26, 2014 is Rutgers University’s annual Rutgers Day! Every year, hundreds of Rutgers related groups and clubs come together to show everyone what they’re all about. There will be plenty of performances, tours, exhibits and hands-on activities for all ages. The Rutgers University Geology Museum will be running activities inside the museum all day long as well as at a... Continued
05/07/2014 - 4:00pm — Darwin Late Night at the Museum
Darwin Late Night at the Museum Visit us on Wednesday, May 7th for our monthly late night event. This event will focus on the evolution of ourancestors and you will discover how species have changed over time! Demonstrations, arts and crafts and educational activities will be set up around the museum for this event and people are welcome to come and go as they please. We encourage all ages to... Continued
05/10/2014 - 11:00am — Geology of Rutgers Field Trip
Geology of Rutgers Field Trip Join us on Saturday, May 10, 2014 for our Geology of Rutgers field trip. We will be visiting Johnson Park in New Brunswick and with the help of geologists, we’ll learn more about the geology that formed the Rutgers campuses, the Newark Basin and explore the processes at work on the Raritan River. Prior registration and payment is required for this event. Address... Continued
06/08/2014 - 11:00am — Fossil Field Trip
Fossil Field Trip Join us on a fossil field trip to the Big Brook Preserve located in Colts Neck, NJ! During this trip you will be able to find your very own fossils with the guidance of Rutgers University geologists. This field trip is great for all ages and guaranteed fun for everyone. Prior registration and payment is required for this event. Address and directions will be provided after... Continued

Museum Employee Named Student Employee of the Year

Student Employee of the Year Ceremony 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... Continued

New Exhibit on the Evoution of the Human Diet Opening Soon

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 “... Continued

Experiencing Geology First Hand at Ringing Rocks Park

View of the boulder field at Ringing Rocks Park in Upper Eddy, PA.
Written by Melissa Kaye, Geology Museum Volunteer  When I first came to the Rutgers Geology Museum, I was not expecting to find much. I thought that I would see some fossils and minerals and that would be the end of it. However, my experience ended up being so much more than just rocks... Continued