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 and classes <see instructions here> in advance to avoid overcrowding, even if you are not requesting staff support. >>CALENDAR<<
The Museum of Geosciences has limited hours during summer 2016.
Open to the public on ALTERNATE WEDNEDSDAYS from 10:00-2:00pm.
June 15, June 29, July 13, July 27, August 10.
Otherwise open only by chance or special arrangement during the summer break. Regular free public hours resume with the VT Fall Semester.
Group visits please contact Sharon Collins 231-6894 to schedule--your visit will be arranged and led by our head interpreter, Sarah Windes.
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.