The Lloyd J. Schmaltz Geology and Mineral Museum displays an impressive collection of rocks, minerals and fossils from Michigan and throughout the world. The Museum includes the Dinosaur Park, an outdoor display of dinosaur replicas from the Mesozoic Era.
- The Kelley Collection of fossil and modern shark teeth
- The James Duncan mineral and agate collections
- A Michigan copper boulder
- An ultraviolet fluorescent display
- Mastodon fossils from Van Buren County, MI
- World-class fossil and mineral specimens
- An interactive augmented reality sandbox
- Six scale model replicas of dinosaurs including utahraptor, spinosaurus, triceratops, parasaurolophus, and stegosaurus
Visit the museum and dinosaur park
Museum Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except for holidays and university closures). Visitors are asked to be considerate of classes in session in the building. The outdoor rocks and dinosaurs welcome visitors at any time.
Location: The Museum is located in and between the lobbies on the first floor of Rood Hall. The Dinosaur Park is located outside adjacent to Rood and the Lee Honors College
Parking: The parking lot near Rood Hall is only for permitted vehicles. Visitors without a permit will be ticketed. The nearest metered parking is located near Sindecuse Health Center (lot 40), the Bernhard Center (lots 68 and 69), and Sangren Hall (lot 41). For parking information, please visit Parking Services.
More information: Contact Tom Howe.
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