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. It was upgraded in December 2017 so that it is brighter than before.
Public hours are 8-5, M-F during spring and fall academic semesters. Special summer hours are listed below. Please see the Visiting page for reservations, tour leaders, or more information.
Alumni Open House
Friday, June 8, 2018 from 1:00-5:00 pm.
Join us on Friday afternoon during Virginia Tech's Alumni Reunion weekend!
The Museum is in 2062 Derring Hall.
From 1:00 to 2:00, Dr. Neil Johnson will be available to explain our new Pyrite exhibit and share more information about Fool's Gold.
Between 2:00 and 3:00, Dr. Sterling Nesbitt and Dr. Michelle Stocker will be on hand for a family-friendly discussion of New Discoveries about Dinosaur Relatives. They have just returned from their first session of summer fieldwork!
Feel free to stop by anytime Friday afternoon to see learning stations, minerals, fossils, the OmniGlobe, and the MEDL Augmented Reality Sandbox.
SUMMER HOURS 2018: The Museum will only be open to the public on Wednesdays from 10:00am - 2:00 pm during June and July (June 6-July 25, closed July 4). We will be closed for maintenance July 26-August 17. Regular public hours 8:00-5:00 resume on the first day of classes, August 20, 2018.
Upcoming Programs: the fall schedule includes youth programs, graduate student communicating science seminars, public lectures, alumni events, student exhibits, Earth Science Week events, and the GeoFair and Mineral Sale on Oct. 13, 2018 from 10:00-4:00 during Fall Family Weekend.