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Miller Museum of Geology

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Address: 36 Union St W | K7L 3N6, Kingston, Ontario K7L 2N8, Canada
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Rock Central

All that glitters ... very extensive collection of rock samples. Along with fossilized remains from plant to sea creatures. All housed in a University building. Good history... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 June 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Well, the place is no big, has several species of rocks from diferent parts of the world. I think, could be more interesting for geology students, than a commun people, but as a general culture to may visit it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

All that glitters ... very extensive collection of rock samples. Along with fossilized remains from plant to sea creatures. All housed in a University building. Good history lesson. Very tactile experience. A must see if you are into geology and crystals.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

This museum is located on the Queen's University campus in Miller Hall. For such a small museum it covers a wide range of geological and earth science topics, especially paleontology and mineralogy. Apparently it's mostly used by local school groups but is certainly appropriate for families. There are a number on hands-on activities (a number of items children are encouraged... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

I brought my seven-year-old who is very interested in minerals and she loved it. There are a lot of samples on display as well as some educational dioramas and infographics, and a significant dinosaur/paleontology section which was an unexpected bonus. One of the geology professors was working in a nearby office and very kindly came out and brought my daughter... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

Rocks and minerals, geodes and crystals, fossils and dinosaurs. It only takes up one floor, but there's enough to see. Best part is it's free. The prof on site was very willing to show specimens and discuss the differences between geology, archaeology, paleontology and anthropology....wonder why Sheldon Cooper looks down so much on the Geology Dept. It's fascinating stuff. Bazinga!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2014

If you are interested in Geology, this is the place for you. This museum is on the main floor of the geology building at Queen's University. It is quite small and has a mixed collection. There is a standard issue collection of mineral specimens. These appear to have been there for decades. There are display boards on several topics including... More 

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