With the continuation of Rutgers' closure to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Rutgers Geology Museum has transitioned many of its educational programs to a virtual format. Below is a listing of the current online programs we offer.


Virtual Spanish Tour of the Rutgers Geology Museum
Gira Virtual en Español

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Join us for a bilingual tour about the history of the Rutgers Geology Museum and some of its most popular exhibits, including Manny the Mastodon, the Grallator, the Egyptian Mummy, and fluorescent rocks! And, make a 3D Mastodon with us in a hands-on activity!

Conectate para disfrutar de una gira virtual sobre la historia del Museo de Geología y sus exhibiciones mas importantes, incluyendo a Manny el Mastodonte, el dinosaurio Grallator, la Momia Egipcia y rocas florescentes. Tambien tendras la opportunidad de hacer un Mastodonte 3D como parte de una actividad interactiva.

Date: Wednesday, March 31st @ 6:30 – 7:30PM EST
Fecha: miércoles 31 de marzo a las 6:30 - 7:30PM EST

For more information and to register, please click here.
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"Ask A Geologist" Web Series

Ask A Geologist ImageJoin us on certain Fridays for these online sessions, where we hope to engage children and answer their questions! During each event, our geologist will first introduce the day's geologic topic and then answer your questions about it! Events are primarily aimed at elementary and middle school aged children, but all ages are welcome to join and learn something new!

Visit the "Ask A Geologist" Webpage for a schedule of upcoming events.




Virtual "Late Night at the Museum" Events

The Rutgers Geology Museum Late Night Gone VirtualOur virtual Late Nights will consist of do-at-home arts & crafts activities, a trivia game, and a presentation by a guest scientist!
Late Nights will run monthly on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 7:30 PM EST.

Wednesday, February 3rd: Virtual Hydrothermal Vents Late Night
Wednesday, March 3rd: Virtual Sharks Late Night
Wednesday, April 7th: Virtual Antarctica Late Night
Wednesday, May 5th: Virtual Meteorites Late Night


Online Paint-Along Events

Sharks PaintingOur online, Paint-Along events will continue this Spring! Join Museum Co-Director, Dr. Lauren Adamo, as she paints an Underwater Shark scene! Event costs $5.00 per participant (free for Museum Members!) and is perfect for all ages. Our Spring event will be held on Tuesday, March 9th at 6:30 PM EST. 

 This event is now filled. Thank you for your interest.



Virtual "Amazing Minerals" Patch Tours

Mineral Patch PhotoOur "Amazing Minerals" Patch Tour has been converted to a virtual program! While originally developed for cub scout and girl scout groups, this program is perfect for anyone interested in learning about rocks and minerals. This program costs $10 per participant and includes a Mineral ID kit.

Check out our Programs for Scouts webpage for more information and to register. 




Virtual Geology Merit Badge Program for Boy Scouts

Pumpjack PixabayOur newest program was developed specifically for Boy Scouts interested in earning their Geology Merit Badge. This is a two part program, focusing on the Energy Resources Track of the Geology Merit Badge. 

Check out our Programs for Scouts webpage for more information and to register.