Museum of Geosciences
The Museum is housed in the VT Department of Geosciences,
2062 Derring Hall, Virginia Tech, 1405 Perry Street, Blacksburg, Virginia. 540-231-6894.
Please schedule groups in advance to avoid overcrowding. . . . . >>CALENDAR<<
For guided group and class visits please contact Sharon Collins (phone 231-6894) to schedule--your visit will be arranged and led by our head interpreter, Sarah Windes with Geosciences student volunteers.
Join us during Earth Science Week for the GeoFair and Mineral Sale on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 from 10-4pm at the Museum of Geosciences, 2062 Derring Hall, 1405 Perry St. on the VT Campus. Family-friendly, hands-on activities staffed by geoscience students and faculty, and a mineral sale by alumni dealers who donate their proceeds to support Education and Public Outreach. Free.
This is the same day as the Hokie BugFest: bring the family over to campus for a day of science fun!
Public Hours are usually Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm during the VT academic year August-May. Free Admission.
We occasionally have Saturday hours. Those will be announced here and in media.
Study tables and wireless connectivity are available.
The Museum serves as the pick-up and drop-off site for materials loaned from the Education Resource Center.
Derring Hall [37°13' 46.6"N, 80°13' 35.6"W] is located at 1405 Perry Street near West Campus Drive, close to the Duck Pond on the Virginia Tech campus. See VT Maps--Derring is on the "central campus" map. For safety, school busses can loop in to drop students off by the door of Derring Hall, then go park.
Free parking passes* for weekdays before 5pm are available from the VT Visitor Information Center [37.23108° N, 80.43429°W] and at the Perry Street Parking Garage. The Derring lot is closed for construction, but there are several lots not too far from the Museum. There are handicap spaces adjacent to the building on both N and S sides.
*No pass is needed for evenings or weekends.