USU Geology Museum
The USU Geology Museum will be closed intermittently for renovations throughout the summer of 2018.
Please check the website or call 435-797-1273 for the latest updates on closures.
***No closures are scheduled currently.***
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.
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.
- 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!