Museum Hours

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Academic Year: Mid-September to Mid-May

Sunday and Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday - Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM



Week of May 7th: The Museum will close at 4:00 PM.

Week of May 14th through the end of June

Sunday through Wednesday: Closed
Thursday and Friday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Fridays: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturdays: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

August to Mid-September

Closed to the public.

Normal hours will resume on September 17th, 2018.

Tours are available during days that the Museum is closed, pending availability. If you would like to schedule a tour during a day the Museum is closed, please fill out a tour request form.

Holiday Schedule

The museum will be closed on Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and during the weeks of Rutgers Spring and Winter Breaks, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's.

2018-2019 Closure Dates

  • New Year's Week- January 1, 2018 - January 14, 2018
  • Rutgers Spring Break- March 10, 2018 - March 18, 2018
  • Entire month of August 2018
  • September 1, 2018 - September 16, 2018 (except by prior arrangement)
  • Thanksgiving Break- November 18, 2018 - November 26, 2018
  • Winter Break- December 22, 2018 - January 21, 2019

Mineral Identification


Ever wonder what that rock, fossil or mineral laying around your house is? Bring it to the Rutgers Geology Museum and find out! Fossil and Mineral Identification is open to the public at our Annual Open House and during our Late Night Events.

Quick Links

Here are links to some of our most frequently visited pages: