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USU Geology Museum

The USU Geology Museum is Open!

Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

For groups larger than eight, please call 435-797-1273 or email ellen.imler@usu.edu to schedule an appointment.

Exhibits at the USU Geology Museum

Come meet the Geology Museum's newest resident:
"Percy the Utahraptor"

"Percy the Utahraptor" is a 1/3 scale sculpture by Justin Tolman of a Utahraptor ostrommaysorum of the Early Cretaceous (c. 126 Ma). Percy was unveiled in a celebration ceremony on 20 April 2018 as part of Utah State University's Caine College of the Arts' "Year of the Arts." On 8 May 2018, the Utahraptor officially became the State Dinosaur of Utah.

Museum patrons
Inside the museum
Museum patrons

The Geology useum has exhibits of meteorites, rocks, minerals and fossils – including invertebrates, vertebrates and plants. The geology of Utah and the Logan area are emphasized. We also have excellent examples of fossils from the world famous Green River Formation in eastern Utah and southwestern Wyoming.

Come see:

  • A meteorite that came from the interior of a shattered protoplanet.
  • A piece of banded iron formation that is 2.8 billion years old and from a time when the Earth lacked an oxygenated atmosphere.
  • A 50 million year old gar fish that is 3 feet long.
  • Ore samples from Utah mines.
  • 500 million year old trilobites
  • "Weird" rocks, like fulgurites that are "fossilized" lighting strikes.

Donations are appreciated and welcome. Please go to our USU Giving Page and be sure to specify that you would like your contribution to go to the USU Geology Museum. Thank you very much!

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Diagram of Logan Peak's Geological Features
Metalic crystals in the museum
An anchient fossil of a salmon-like fish
A diagram explaining the differences between various rock types