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New Exhibit on Meteorites and Planetary Science!

Meteorite Blog Cover showing planetary layer samplesUnveiled at our Annual Open House in January, the Rutgers Geology Museum’s newest exhibit shows visitors how tiny space rocks, or meteorites, tell the big story of the formation of the stars and planets.

Through the guidance of Rutgers University’s own resident meteorite expert, Dr. Juliane Gross of the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department, this three-part exhibit details the formation history of our Solar System, describes the origin and differences between the types of meteorites, and describes the formation of layered planets, like our own.

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2019 Open House Recap

P1260013Our polar-themed, 51st Open House this January was a big hit with our highest attendance ever! Everyone had a great time learning how scientists conduct research in the extreme cold, how meteorites are collected in Antarctica, and how drones can be used to map glaciers!

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Explore the Poles at our 51st Annual Open House!

Greenland Ice SheetAs the end of January quickly approaches, we can be assured of a few things: the temperatures will surely start to plummet, all New Jerseyans will start to stalk the weather forecasts for oncoming snow, and the Rutgers Geology Museum will hold its Annual Open House event!

For the 51st year, visitors, scientists, rock and mineral enthusiasts, and children young and old will converge on the College Avenue Campus on the last Saturday in January to spend the day embracing their inner geologist. 

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Student, Camryn Kozachek, Presents at National Conference!

CamrynLast month, Camryn Kozachek, one of our undergraduate student researchers, presented her work at the Geological Society of America’s national meeting in Indianapolis!

Camryn came to the Geology Museum in the Fall of 2017 through the Rutgers Aresty Program. Camryn’s research project at the Geology Museum involved working with the museum directors to develop an educational activity to be used in an informal educational setting, like the Museum’s monthly Late Night Events, and the evaluation tools needed to assess the activity's effectiveness.

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Happy Birthday!


Looking for a fun and educational place to host your child's next birthday party? We now offer Gems & Minerals, Ancient Egypt & Mummies, Fossils & Dinosaurs and Paint Along themed birthday parties at the museum. Reservation packages for children age 5 and up can now be booked on our website.

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