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

12/02/2015 - 4:00pm — Planetary Late Night
Join us for our Planetary Late Night at the museum!
Visit the Rutgers Geology Museum on Wednesday, December 2nd for our monthly late night event. Come explore some of the planetary features of our solar system and beyond! Rutgers University Geologists will be present to guide you through this tour of the galaxy. Demonstrations, arts and crafts and educational activities will be set up around the museum for this event and people are welcome to come... Continued
12/05/2015 - 3:00pm — Paint Along with the Museum
Join the Rutgers Geology Museum staff as we paint along with you to create a stunning natural history based masterpiece! The museum will provide you with all the... Continued
12/19/2015 - 10:00am — Saturday Tour Day
A view of the Mannington Mastodon on display at the Rutgers Geology Museum.
Once a month the Geology Museum offers guided tours to pre-arranged groups on the weekends. There is no cost for the tour and all groups of 10 or more people are... Continued
01/23/2016 - 10:00am — Saturday Tour Day
Visitors viewing the Geology Museum's extensive mineral collections.
Saturday Tour Day Once a month the Geology Museum offers guided tours to pre-arranged groups on the weekends. There is no cost for the tour and all groups of 10 or more... Continued

Giant Spider Crab Restored after 35 Year Absence

Giant Spider Crab being mounted on wall. Photo by Carl Blesch
Giant Crab Display Comes Back to Rutgers Geology Museum Three years of painstaking restoration make century-old gift from Japan look new again Written by Carl Blesch and originally published on Monday, June 22, 2015 for Rutgers Today Japan sent several of its young citizens to... Continued

Summer 2015 Hours

As Rutgers University reaches the end of another academic year, we would like to congratulate the graduating Class of 2015! Starting on May 14th, 2015, the Rutgers Geology Museum will be transitioning into its summer schedule, and will be operating under different hours than during the... Continued

New Exhibit on the Evoution of the Human Diet Now Open

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