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 free to all. 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.
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.