In Search of Earth's Secrets

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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 25th and May 21st will help to answer some of these questions! Check out the list of events (English & Spanish)! 

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

National Bring Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

  • Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Location: Rutgers Geology Museum
  • This event is open to all Rutgers-New Brunswick Employees and their families. Check out the flyer (English & Spanish) for more information.

Rutgers Day

  • Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Location: All campuses. Special exhibits will be located at the Rutgers Geology Museum and Voorhees Mall.
  • Visit Rutgers for its 10th Annual Rutgers Day! Embark on a mission of scientific discovery into the unknown. Visit the drilling ship on Voorhees Mall 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.

Ocean Exploration Late Night at the Museum

  • Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018
  • Time: 4 pm to 8 pm
  • Location: Rutgers Geology Museum
  • Visit the Museum for a free night of ocean-themed educational activities and learn how scientists discover the secrets held beneath the ocean's surface! For more information, visit our Late Night Events Page.

Annual Friends of the Museum Talk

  • Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm to 10 pm
  • Location: Rutgers Geology Museum
  • Rutgers Professors Dr. Kenneth Miller and Dr. James Wright will be discussing the history and future of ocean drilling. Light refreshments will be provided after the talk. For more information, visit the Museum Friends Meeting webpage and view our flyer (English & Spanish).

Cinco de Mayo Festival

Journey to the Deep Sea Talk

  • Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Location: New Brunswick Free Public Library
  • Join us for a bilingual presentation by Dr. Ramaydalis Keddis, who will be speaking about the deep sea. See the flyer (English & Spanish) for more information about this event.

Author Visit with Kevin Kurtz

  • Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018
  • Time: 3 presentations at 11 am, 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).

Live Broadcast from the Ship!

  • Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
  • 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 coast of New Zealand! Take a live, virtual tour of the ship with one of the scientists on-board! See the flyer (English & Spanish) for details.

Geology Rocks!

  • Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Location: New Brunswick Free Public Library
  • Dave Shapiro, the President of the Friends of Mineralogy, New Jersey Chapter, will be giving a presentation on the geology of the area. Check out the flyer (English & Spanish) for more information.

Family Day at the Geology Museum

  • Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018
  • 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! See the flyer (English & Spanish) for more information.

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Event Information

Events

PolarConnect Live Broadcast from Switzerland!
23 Aug 2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Join educator Lauren Neitzke Adamo, Dr. Lucas Zoet and the research team studying Sliding Glaciers, ...
Fossils and Dinosaurs Late Night
03 Oct 2018 04:00PM - 08:00PM
Step back in time to discover the different types of dinosaurs and other creatures that inhabited Ea...
Tour Night
03 Oct 2018 04:00PM - 07:00PM
During our Late Night at the Museum Events, the Geology Museum offers guided tours to pre-arranged...
Saturday Tour Day
20 Oct 2018 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.