Museum of Geosciences

Visit the Museum

Students with the Omni Globe

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.

The Museum has restricted hours during the VT Summer Break (May 20-Aug 26).  We will only be open to the public and available to small tour groups on Wednesdays between 10:00am-2:00pm during May, June, and July.  


Alumni Open House at the Museum of Geosciences
Friday, June 7, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 pm.
In cooperation with the Virginia Tech Alumni Reunion, join us for an open house at the Museum in 2062 Derring Hall. See some of our new exhibits and acquisitions and talk with geoscientists about their research. Dr. Sarah Stamps and the Geodesy and Tectonphysics Laboratory will have family-friendly presentations of their research on earthquakes and volcanoes!