Welcome

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While the Geology Museum is closed due to COVID-19, much of our programming has been moved online! Check out our Virtual Programs and Events.

 
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 Sharks Late Night
03 Mar 2021 06:00PM - 07:30PM
Take a dive beneath the waves to learn about the ocean's greatest predators, the sharks! During this...
Paint-Along Event: Sharks!
09 Mar 2021 06:30PM - 08:00PM
Our online Paint-Along Series will continue this Spring, with a Shark-themed Painting Event! J...
Ask A Geologist: Glacial Landscapes
12 Mar 2021 01:00PM - 02:00PM
Join us for a presentation by Dr. Lucas Zoet, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geoscience, U...