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

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: Echinoderm Paleontology
09 Oct 2020 01:00PM - 02:00PM
Join us for an online presentation about the paleontology of echinoderms like crinoids, starfish, an...
Dinosaurs Late Night Event
14 Oct 2020 06:00PM - 07:30PM
Join us on Wednesday, October 14th and take a step back in time to discover the different types of...
Saturday Tour Day
17 Oct 2020
On one Saturday per month, the Geology Museum offers Virtual Scout Patch Programs on a first come,...
Ask a Geologist: Misunderstood Sharks
23 Oct 2020 01:00PM - 02:00PM
Join us for an online presentation about sharks, one of the planet's most misunderstood animals, and...