Special Exhibits

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What lies beneath the ocean? What secrets about our planet’s past and future can be revealed by sediments and rocks below? How can these explorations shed light on topics like climate change, the huge biosphere beneath the seafloor, and geo-hazards like earthquakes and tsunamis?

The National Science Foundation's Program, "In Search of Earth's Secrets" will be visiting the Rutgers Geology Museum and the New Brunswick Free Public Library this Spring! A series of events held between April 6th and May 12th will help to answer some of these questions!

Pick up an "In Search of Earth's Secrets" Passport and collect all 8 stamps to win a prize! See the flyer for additional information (English & Spanish).

Schedule of Events

Author Visit with Kevin Kurtz

  • Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019
  • Time: 2 presentations at 1 pm and 3 pm
  • Location: New Brunswick Free Public Library
  • Children's author, Kevin Kurtz, will be speaking about the time he spent on the drill ship, the JOIDES Resolution! Check out the flyer for more information (English & Spanish).

National Bring Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

  • Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Location: Rutgers Geology Museum
  • This event is open to all Rutgers-New Brunswick Employees and their families. Members of the public are welcome as well! Activity stations will be set up around the Museum. Check out the flyer for more information.

Rutgers Day

  • Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019
  • Time: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Location: All campuses. Special exhibits will be located at the Rutgers Geology Museum and on Busch Campus.
  • Visit Rutgers for its 11th Annual Rutgers Day! Embark on a mission of scientific discovery into the unknown. Visit the drilling ship on Busch Campus to explore the mysteries of the ocean floor. Rutgers University scientists and geologists will be on hand to answer your questions! Visit the Rutgers Day website for more information about all the activities that will be occurring throughout the day.

Live Broadcast from the Ship!

  • Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019
  • Time: 4 pm
  • Location: New Brunswick Free Public Library
  • Join us for a live broadcast from the Drill Ship, the JOIDES Resolution, which is currently stationed off the southern tip of South America! Take a live, virtual tour of the ship with one of the scientists on-board! See the flyer (English & Spanish) for details.

Environmental Technology Late Night at the Museum

  • Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019
  • Time: 4 pm to 8 pm
  • Location: Rutgers Geology Museum
  • Visit the Museum for a free night of technology-themed educational activities and learn how scientists use new and exciting technologies to study and solve important environmental issues! For more information, visit our Late Night Events Page.

Annual Friends of the Museum Talk

  • Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019
  • Time: 8 pm to 10 pm
  • Location: Rutgers Geology Museum
  • A panel of Rutgers scientists will be discussing how they use technology to study the environment. Light refreshments will be provided after the talk. For more information, visit the Museum Friends Meeting webpage.

Cinco de Mayo Festival

  • Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019
  • Time: 1 pm to 6 pm
  • Location: New Brunswick Free Public Library to Joyce Kilmer Park, New Brunswick
  • Set sail for a Cinco de Mayo celebration and join a parade from the Library over to Joyce Kilmer Park. Rain date is Sunday, May 5th. Check out the flyer for more information (English & Spanish).

Family Day at the Geology Museum

  • Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019
  • Time: 12 pm to 4 pm
  • Location: Rutgers Geology Museum
  • Join 4-H Science Ambassadors, Rutgers scientists, and Geology Museum staff and learn more about how deep ocean drilling teaches us about our planet’s history, development, and future. The event is free and open to everyone! 

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Event Information

Events

Saturday Tour Day
28 Sep 2019 10:00AM - 01:00PM
Once a month, the Geology Museum offers guided tours to pre-arranged groups on the weekends. There...
Dinosaurs and Fossils Late Night
02 Oct 2019 04:00PM - 08:00PM
Take a step back in time to discover the different types of dinosaurs and other creatures that inhab...
Big Brook Fossil Hunting Field Trip
06 Oct 2019 11:00AM - 02:00PM
Join the Rutgers Geology Museum on a trip to Big Brook Park to find your own fossil shark teeth, she...
Saturday Tour Day
19 Oct 2019 10:00AM - 01:00PM
Once a month, the Geology Museum offers guided tours to pre-arranged groups on the weekends. There...

Upcoming Events

Click on the link below to download a flyer with a list of our upcoming events during the spring of 2018.