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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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Introducing the New Rutgers Geology Museum Mobile App!

Geology Museum Mobile AppThis month, we would like to introduce the new (and free!) Rutgers Geology Museum Mobile App!

After a year of planning and content writing, our app has officially been released! The new app provides a more interactive experience at the Rutgers Geology Museum by offering additional information about many of our exhibits.


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Museum Co-Director Lauren N. Adamo is off to the Swiss Alps!

Our very own Dr. Lauren Neitzke Adamo has been selected for a PolarTREC Expedition to the Swiss Alps to study the sliding rate of glaciers!

Dr. Adamo in the Swiss Alps.

PolarTREC (Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating) is a program that selects formal and informal educators to spend 3 to 6 weeks participating in hands-on research in the Arctic and Antarctic with the goal of increasing interest and awareness of polar science. The program, funded by the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS), began about 10 years ago and has already provided more than 150 teachers with hands-on field research experience.

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Schedule a Tour


Looking for a field trip for your school or an outing for your group? How about a guided tour of the Rutgers Geology Museum? Tours can be book through out the year for any group of 10 or more people. Visit our tour information page for more details.

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