The Museum of Geosciences is housed in the VT Department of Geosciences and located in 2062 Derring Hall. Exhibits include the OmniGlobe, gems, minerals, rocks, fossils, and a full-scale cast of an Allosaurus dinosaur skeleton. The minerals and fossils on display include many specimens from Virginia and famous localities worldwide. The OmniGlobe can project global datasets, such as weather and plate tectonics, on a sphere.
Public hours are 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday during spring and fall academic semesters. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Please see the Visiting page for reservations, tour leaders, parking, or more information.
Upcoming Programs: the fall schedule includes youth programs, graduate student communicating science seminars, public lectures, alumni events, student exhibits, Earth Science Week, and Women in Geosciences events.
“Dream Big” Day with MCPS 7th grade and The Graduate School at Virginia Tech.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018. (10:00), 11:00, 1:00. in the Museum.
Grad students in our Hydrology program and 7th graders from Montgomery County Public Schools explore how hydrology fits into geosciences. This program is to help introduce careers and fields of study before the students choose high school courses.