The Museum of Geosciences is housed in the VT Department of Geosciences and located in 2062 Derring Hall.  Public hours are 8-5 M-F. 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 projects global datasets, such as weather and plate tectonics, on a sphere.

The exhibit room is only 2500 square feet, please limit group size to about 30 and reserve in advance to avoid overcrowding.  

For guided group and class visits please contact Sharon Collins at 540- 231-6894. Your visit will be arranged and led by our head interpreter, Sarah Windes, with Geosciences student volunteers.

Upcoming Programs:
Research a la Mode (RALM):
science communication seminar. Searching for an alternative to animal testing. Ellen Garcia, Biology. Tuesday, Sept. 12, 5-6 pm, in the Museum, 2062 Derring. RALM is by grad students, for grad students, also appropriate for K-12 teachers and Master Naturalists. Free.

Research a la Mode (RALM): science communication seminar. From trash to cash: how Biotechnology, Engineering and Photosynthesis can change high-value chemicals production.Tuesday, Oct. 3, 5-6pm in the Museum, 2062 Derring. RALM is by grad students, for grad students, also appropriate for K-12 teachers and Master Naturalists. Free.

The 2017 GeoFair and Mineral Sale will be on Saturday Oct. 7 10:00-4:00 at the Museum of Geosciences 2062 Derring. Free. Family Weekend visitors please join us!

The live calendar below shows activities booked in the Museum: contact us to reserve.