|The Perkins Museum of Geology is located
in Delehanty Hall, on the Trinity Campus
of The University of Vermont. The museum
is dedicated to presenting geologic concepts
and processes to students, scholars,
and the interested public in a manner that
both informs and entertains. The museum
is open to all, free of charge, and is handicapped
accessible. For information and
reservations please leave a message at (802)656-8694.
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| The Perkins Museum welcomes groups and
individuals of all ages. Admission is free. Please contact the Museum
work/study students to leave a message at 656-8694, or send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week in advance of your visit to make a
reservation. Guided tours are available on a limited basis. Many
worksheets and informational handouts are available for general use;
these can be requested by sending an email to email@example.com. Teachers
are asked to provide their own copies of these handouts, as well as
pencils and clipboards or notebooks for their students. Coats and
backpacks may be left in the lobby rather than in the museum itself.
The UVM Perkins Geology Museum is open whenever
The University is in session, andis open Monday-Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00
PM. Summer and vacation hours are variable. Please contact the museum office prior to visiting the Museum, to ensure that it is unlocked.
The Museum can comfortably accommodate groups of
up to 20-25 individuals. It is recommended that larger groups split up
to avoid crowding. Visitors are welcome to eat lunch in the open space
nearby, or among the trees outside Delehanty Hall. No food is allowed
in the museum. Restrooms are through the lobby to the left, then down
The Geology Department maintains a pile of waste
rocks behind Delehanty Hall. Visitors are welcome to collect samples
from this pile; visitors are also welcome to add their unwanted
specimens to the pile.
For further information, please leave a message at 656-8694, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
School buses are allowed to park in the gravel lot
behind Delehanty Hall. The University provides visitor parking at
meters and in designated lots. Four meters are located near the Trinity
Campus entrance. Otherwise, the nearest visitor lots are off East Ave,
(by the water tower), and at the Waterman Building on South Prospect
St. A shuttle bus connects the Trinity Campus with these, and other
areas, of The University.
No parking is permitted in reserved
Faculty/Staff lots. For detailed information regarding parking please
contact Transportation and Parking Services at 656-8686, or visit http://www.uvm.edu/~tpswww/. Information regarding the campus buses is available at 656-8000 (CATS Shuttle Hotline).
Museum Handouts -- please email email@example.com
Groups wishing to visit Lessor's Quarry, in South
Hero, Vermont, must make a reservation with the Geology Department by
sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive an email with
visitor informaton and safety tips. This is imperative, as the Geology
Department regularly uses the quarry for various field trips.
Featured exhibits at the Museum
- The Charlotte Whale
- The Dark Room
- Dinosaur Footprints
- T-Rex Hologram
- The Vermont Collection
- Triceratops Skull
- SmartBoard Projection System
- Hands-on activities include:
- Digging for dinosaurs
- Identifying rock types