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Geology & Geophysics Open House

Do you like gemstones, dinosaurs or meteorites? Want to meet real rock stars? If so, geology and geophysics is for you.

Do you like gemstones, dinosaurs or meteorites?  Want to meet real rock stars? Do you want to see firsthand how cool new technologies, like augmented reality and drones, are being used in geology? Do you ever find yourself in awe over Utah’s beautiful geological landscapes? Do you want to learn more about very cool college degrees and careers related to geology?

Have a rock you want to be identified? If so, geology and geophysics is for you. Join us for our annual rock party. It is a night of dinosaurs, meteorites, volcanoes, gemstones, earthquakes, rock stars and so much more.

Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 | 6-9 p.m.
Sutton Building, 115 S. 1460 East

  • Featured presentation by Dr. Barbara Nash, U professor emerita, at 7 p.m.
  • Delicious refreshments at 8 p.m.
  • Photo ops with Stomp, our dinosaur mascot
  • Tour our amazing collection of rocks, minerals, fossils, gems and meteorites
  • Over two dozen fun, hands-on activities,  games about meteorites, rocks, dinosaurs, arches, earthquakes, volcanoes, fossils, snowmelt, etc.
  • Win cool geology-themed prizes
  • Bring in your rocks for identification by an expert
  • Buy inexpensive and beautiful geological maps, rocks, T-shirts and toys

Limited, free parking in the parking garage at 100 S. 1455 East (only floors 2-4). Additional parking in the paid lots south of William Browning Building and east of the Union.

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