Museum of Geosciences

Visit the Museum

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. 

EVENTS

Virginia Association of Science Teachers (VAST) Conference in Roanoke
Thursday-Saturday, November 14-16, 2019.
Students and faculty from Geosciences will be presenting 4 professional development sessions at this conference. There will be teachers from across Virginia attending.

VT Science Festival
Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 10:00-4:00 at the Moss Arts Center.
Several Geosciences groups will participate including the VT Geology Club and the Museum of Geosciences station: Come explore creations that took millions of years to be cultivated into the captivating spectacles they are today. Stunning minerals like pyrite, amethyst, and quartz will be on display for the public to admire, with a mineral identification activity available for all to participate in.  

Museum reduced hours for Thanksgiving Break, Nov.  25-29, 2019.
The Museum will not have public hours during the Virginia Tech break.

Dream Big! Montgomery County 7th grade visits
Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 11:00, 12:00, and 1:00

The Graduate School sponsors this campus visit for all Montgomery County Schools 7th graders to encourage them to think about careers, college, and graduate school. They visit many locations around campus in small groups. Our graduate student outreach leaders will host several groups in the museum this year.