USU Museum of Geology

The Museum is open duing the summer Monday-Friday, 9:00a-4:00p

Come meet "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.

People in Museum

What To See

The Museum of Geology has exhibits of meteorites, rocks, minerals, and fossils – including invertebrates, vertebrates, and plants. The geology of the Logan region is emphasized, with excellent fossils from the world-famous Green River Formation.

  • Meteorites that came from the interior of a shattered protoplanet
  • Minerals that glow in the dark
  • A 50 million year old gar fish that is 3 feet long
  • How rocks and minerals from Utah are needed and used in everyday life
  • 500 million year old trilobites
  • "Weird" rocks, such as fossilized lighting strikes and poop

General Policies

  • In keeping with the USU Fire Code, maximum occupancy in the museum is 25 persons.
    • For groups larger than eight (8), please make a reservation.
  • Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or teacher.
  • All backpacks and book bags must be left outside of the museum.
  • Absolutely no food or drink is allowed in the museum.

Hours of Operation
The USU Geology Museum is open Monday–Friday, 8:00am–5:00pm. Walk-in visits are welcome.

The museum is closed on all USU holidays.