Rockin’ Pop-Up: Geology ID Day at the Museum

Grab your favorite rocks and swing by the Museum for the return of our popular Rockin’ Pop-Up! Gavin and Jessica from UC Santa Cruz’s Earth and Planetary Sciences Department will be in the Museum’s galleries READY TO TALK ROCKS.

Saturday, June 10, 2023
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
1305 E. Cliff Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz

Free with Admission
$4 Adults | $2 Students and Seniors | Free for Youth Under 18



What types of rocks can I bring?

Rocks, fossils, and minerals are all welcome! Gavin and Jessica are experts in geochemistry, but love all types of rocks.

How many rocks can I bring?

Feel free to bring as many samples of you like, but depending on the crowd, we may implement a 3-rock maximum for identification.

Will there be a presentation?

This is a drop-in day, so Gavin and Jessica will be present and able to talk with folks as they arrive. There will be no formal presentation, so drop-by anytime between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Is there a fee?

The Rockin’ Pop-Up will take place inside the Museum and is free with admission. June 10 is also the first day of our new exhibit The Inner Lives of Shells.

Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 11:00am to 2:00pm

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History 1305 East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Invited Audience

Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Students, Prospective Students, General Public, Graduate Students


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