Welcome

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**The Rutgers Geology Museum is currently open to the Rutgers Community only on Thursdays and Fridays, 10AM to 4PM. For Rutgers groups or courses larger than 6 people, please fill out our Small Group Visit Request Form.**

Thank you for your patience while we determine when we can reopen to the public. If you are interested in our virtual programs, please check out this page.

 
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.

 

Highlights

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!

Events

Virtual Fossils Late Night
06 Oct 2021 06:00PM - 07:30PM
In celebration of Earth Science Week and National Fossil Day, join us on Wednesday, October 6th an...
Ask A Geologist: Meteor Crater
21 Oct 2021 06:00PM - 07:00PM
Join us for a presentation by Michael Schwab, Education Coordinator at Meteor Crater & Barringer...
Virtual Polar Late Night
03 Nov 2021 06:00PM - 07:30PM
Join us on Wednesday, November 3rd and travel to the the Poles, Earth's coldest places! This virt...
Ask A Geologist: Ocean Turbulence
18 Nov 2021 06:00PM - 07:00PM
Join us for a presentation by about ocean turbulence by Dr. Sally Warner, Assistant Professor of Cli...