Museum closed due to COVID-19
Meanwhile, take a look at our Educational Materials, and plan to visit the Perkins Museum of Geology when the quarantine ends. Check this website for notice that we are open again.
The Perkins Geology Museum is dedicated to presenting geologic concepts and processes to students, scholars, and the public in a manner that both informs and entertains. We welcome groups and individuals of all ages. Admission is freel. Learn more about the Perkins Museum of Geology.
Eye on education
A mission of the Perkins Museum is to educate those interested in the geological legacy of Vermont. Explore our educational materials.
Behind the Wall: Uncovering the Lone Rock Point Mural Monday, October 1, 2019 Art conservator Emily Philips talks about recovering and restoring 1930's WPA mural in Vermont
Perkins' Vermont legacy
George Henry Perkins, 1898-1933, served for 35 years as the 8th Vermont state geologist. Perkins subsequently became the dean of UVM's College of Arts and Sciences.
About the collection
UVM has been sharing the geological history of our home state since 1826 when the collection was housed in the Old Mill Building. In 1962, the Perkins museum received a dedicated home and now holds UVM's geology gallery as well as the Vermont State Collection, which is believed to be the oldest state geologic collection in the country.