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We are currently working on a COVID-SAFE plan for our FY21 Open  House. 

Look for an Update in January/February 2021.


Annual Open House

Join us for a night of volcanoes, meteorites, water, earthquakes, minerals, fossils, rock stars, & more!

Do you like gemstones, dinosaurs, or meteorites?  Want to meet real ROCK stars? (Of course you do!)

Do you want to see firsthand how cool new technologies, like augmented reality and drones, are being used in Geology? (You don’t want to miss this!)

Do you ever find yourself in awe over Utah's beautiful geological landscapes? (Don't we all!)

Do you want to learn more about VERY COOL college degrees and careers related to Geology? (Trust me, you do!)

Have a rock you want identified? (Who doesn't!)

If so, this night is for YOU (and your family, friends, and students)!



WHERE: Sutton Building, 115 S. 1460 E, SLC UT

COST: Free admissions and open to the public.



  • Featured Presentation 
  • Delicious refreshments at 8pm!
  • Photo ops with Stomp, our dinosaur mascot!
  • Learn about exciting degrees and careers in the geosciences!
  • Tour our amazing collection of rocks, minerals, fossils gems, and meteorites!
  • Over two dozen of fun, hands-on activities & games about meteorites, rocks, dinosaurs, arches, earthquakes, volcanoes, fossils, snow melt, etc.!
  • Win cool geology-themed prizes!
  • Bring in your rocks for identification by an expert!
  • Buy inexpensive & beautiful geological maps, rocks, t-shirts, and toys!



Limited, free parking: (If you should receive a parking ticket while parking in one of these lots, please email the ticket to

  • Parking garage at 100 S 1455 E (only floors 2-4)
  • U lot north of the Kennecott Engineering Building
  • Two A lots north of A. Ray Olpin University Union

Additional parking in paid lots:

  • South of William Browning Building
  • East of the A. Ray Olpin University Union



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  • University of Utah Geology and Geophysics – Facebook and Youtube
  • UofUGG – Twitter and Instagram




Last Updated: 4/29/21