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Museum of Geosciences 

Academic Year 2019-2020 Programs and Events

Events are free and take place in the Museum of Geosciences, 2062 Derring Hall, unless noted otherwise. No parking permit needed after 5:00 or on weekends. Handicap spaces located adjacent to the building.

Fall 2019

The fall schedule includes the 25th!! GEOFAIR and Mineral Sale, youth programs, teacher professional development, public programs, student exhibits, Earth Science Week, and Women in Geosciences events. Follow @hokiesaurus on twitter for quick reminders!


GeoFair and Mineral Sale
Saturday, September 21, 2019, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. 2062 Derring Hall.

Join us for this popular event: hands-on family-friendly activities, learning stations about geosciences, and beautiful minerals for sale priced for teachers and students (cash or check best). Open to the public and Family Day visitors. Free admission and parking. 


Earth Science Week “Geoscience is for Everyone” 

October 13-19, 2019. National event also celebrated in Virginia.

Focus Days include EarthCache Day, Earth Observation Day, National Fossil Day, Geologic Map Day, Archaeology, Earth Science Literacy, as well as National Fossil Day (October 16) and
The Great ShakeOut (October 17)

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 at the Moss Arts Center in downtown Blacksburg.

Saturday, November 16, 2019, from 10AM to 4PM, immediately followed by the Nutshell Games at 4:30PM. All festival events are free. 

Geoscience exhibits are part of this big event. Come see us!


Spring 2020: 

...under development

*Hokiesaurus Presents: Youth programs led by geosciences majors that give kids a chance to do hands-on activities, meet a geoscientist, and learn more about geosciences as an academic and career path. Our Geosciences students decide topics and activities that are exciting to them, then work on their presentation in consultation with Museum staff.