USU Museum of Geology
The Museum is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.
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.
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
- 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 museum is closed on all USU holidays.