Museum Event Details

  • Annual Open House
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This year is the Geology Museum's 150th Anniversary, so join us for a day-long celebration of the history of the Museum! Events and activities will be held on Zoom and Facebook. 

Date: Saturday, January 29, 2022
Time: 10AM to 3:30PM EST

2022 Open House Flyer

Mineral Sale

  • The online Fossil & Mineral sale will run from 10:00am to 8:00pm EST on our Facebook page.
    • The sale will be held auction-style, and you must have a Facebook Account to place a bid.
  • NJ sales tax will be charged on all sales.
  • Payments will be taken online. Winning bidders will receive details and must complete payment by Monday, 1/31 @ 8PM EST.
  • Items purchased must be picked up at the Museum during one of the below times.
    • Friday, February 4th, 1PM-4PM
    • Saturday, February 5th, 11AM-2PM

Check back for a link to the Facebook auction.

Lecture SeriesDrawing of a Mastodon or Woolly Mammoth

All lectures will be held on Zoom, as well as Live-Streamed to Facebook.

  • 10:00 AM: Curating a Culture of Curiosity: Strategies for Managing a Natural History Collection in the Deep South
    • Presented by Amy Moe-Hoffman, Instructor of Geology at Mississippi State University and Curator at the Dunn-Seiler Museum
  • 11:30 AM: Nineteenth Century Geology and the Creation of America‚Äôs First Geology Museum
    • Presented by Dr. Lauren Adamo, Rutgers Geology Museum Director
  • 1:00 PM: Why Mary Anning Rocks
    • Presented by Anya Pearson, Trustee of the Mary Anning Rocks Project
  • 2:30 PM: A Scientific and Architectural History of the Geology Museum
    • Presented by Dr. Carla Yanni, Professor of Art History at Rutgers & Carol McCarty, Independent Researcher in the Rutgers History Department

Check back for the lecture series Zoom link.

Children's Activities

All childrens' activities will be held on Zoom. Pre-registration is not required.
Check out our new Geology Museum Coloring Sheets! Feel free to print these and color them during the activity sessions!

Check back for the Children's Activity Zoom link.


10:30-11:30 AM EST: Paper Plate Spider Crabs

11:30 AM-12:30 PM EST: Mummy Madness!


  • Paper Plate Spider Crabs
    • In order to participate, you will need to bring a few items with you to this virtual activity session.
      • A paper or styrofoam bowl/plate (body)
      • Construction paper or pipe cleaners (legs & claws)
      • Paint/markers (color pattern)
      • Googly eyes (optional)
      • Scissors
      • Glue or scotch tape
  • Mummy Madness!Mummy Craft Photo
    • In order to participate, you will need to bring a few items with you to this activity session.
      • Printed copy of the Mummy Template
        • If you do not have a printer, you can use white construction paper instead
      • White tissue paper or toilet paper
      • Scissors
      • Glue or Scotch Tape

Pandemic Hours

The Rutgers Geology Museum is closed until February 3rd.

Upcoming Events

Click on the link below to download a flyer with a list of our upcoming events.