Robert M. Linsley Geology Museum

The Robert M. Linsley Geology Museum exhibits minerals, rocks, and fossils, highlighting the beauty and wonder of these objects while also informing visitors about how geologists study the Earth. Threaded throughout the museum is a specific focus on what we know about New York State's geologic past.

The museum houses many specimens of exceptional quality, including spectacular gems and mineral clusters, well-preserved fossils of scorpion-like eurypterids, large dipleura dekayi trilobites, and a 7-foot-long mammoth tusk, to name just a few.

The most famous fossil in the Linsley Geology Museum is Colgate's oviraptor dinosaur egg, one of the first complete dinosaur eggs ever discovered. The egg is displayed along with its rich history, including not only its origin and discovery but also how it came to Colgate, its many Colgate connections, and its infamous history here at Colgate.

Museum Hours
Monday thru Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed holidays.

Summer Hours: 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.


Friday, September 24 at 9:30am to 4:30pm

More dates through May 31, 2022

Robert M. Linsley Geology Museum, Atrium level Robert H.N. Ho Science Center


Academics, Natural Sciences Mathematics

Event Format

Gallery and museum exhibitions


Geology Department
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