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The Geology Museum is closed until further notice due to COVID-19. In the meantime, check out our new virtual series, Ask A Geologist!

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.



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!


Ask a Geologist: Pterosaurs
28 May 2020 02:00PM - 03:00PM
Join us for an online presentation about Pterosaurs presented by Michael Sprague, Graduate Stud...
Ask a Geologist: Meteorites
02 Jun 2020 02:00PM - 03:00PM
Join us for an online presentation about Meteorites, presented by Dr. Sonia Tikoo-Schantz, Assistant...
Ask a Geologist: Reconstructing Past Climate using Microfossils
04 Jun 2020 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Join us for an online presentation about how scientists reconstruct past climates using microfossils...
Ask a Geologist: Mosasaurs
09 Jun 2020 02:00PM - 03:00PM
Join us for an online presentation about Mosasaurs, presented by Kiersten Formoso, Ph.D. Student at ...