Welcome

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**Update: The Rutgers Geology Museum is currently open to the public with limited hours. Please check our Museum Hours page for details.

For groups larger than 6 people wishing to visit, please fill out our Small Group Visit Request Form. Please note that guided tours are not being offered at this time.**

We will also continue to offer a variety of virtual programs. If interested, please check out this page.

 
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!

 

Our Mission

The Rutgers Geology Museum enhances university teaching and outreach programs through its presentations of geological, mineralogical, paleontological, and anthropologic materials for the education and enjoyment of its visitors.

 

Highlights

When the Rutgers Geology Museum was founded in 1872, the word "geology" meant what we consider to be "natural history" today. Because of this, the Geology Museum houses specimens from a variety of natural science fields such as anthropology, paleontology, and biology, in addition to our rock and mineral collections. Our highlights include a real Egyptian Mummy, a giant spider crab, and Manny the Mastodon! See the links below to start planning your visit!

Events

Virtual Geologic Cores Late Night
01 Dec 2021 06:00PM - 07:30PM
Join us on Wednesday, December 1st and learn about geologic cores, a favorite tool of geoscientist...
Ask A Geologist: Water Sustainability
16 Dec 2021 06:00PM - 07:00PM
Join us for a presentation about water sustainability by Rutgers alumnus, Sean Stevenson, Natural Re...