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Rutgers Geology Museum: It Really Rocks

November 30, 2011 by  
Filed under New Jersey Attractions

For the geology geek, the Rutgers Geology Museum opens it doors for exhibits on geology, natural history, and anthropology. As admission is free, the museum is worth poking your head into, even if you’re not particularly excited over rocks. Some of the more widely appealing exhibits include a dinosaur trackway excavated from Towaco, NJ, a skeleton of a Mastodon, and a 2,400 year old Mummy. Other exhibits include extensive mineral and fossil collections studied by Rutgers scholars. Many of the minerals and rocks are mined from New Jersey, telling the natural history of the area through its geology. Events at the museum include their Late Night series every First Wednesday with themed activity stations for families from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The museum is also a popular destination for school field trips and it organizes off-site field trips for uncovering fossils of your own.

Rutgers Geology Museum
85 Somerset Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 932-7243

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