We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Surprisingly extensive, good for kids”

Miller Museum of Geology
Ranked #49 of 110 things to do in Kingston
Attraction details
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 some mineral samples that she could handle. She said this museum was one of the highlights of our Kingston visit.

1  Thank Mrsbartholomew
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (12)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"dinosaurs"
in 4 reviews
"minerals"
in 4 reviews
"rocks"
in 4 reviews
"students"
in 3 reviews
"display"
in 4 reviews
Filter

9 - 12 of 12 reviews

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!!

1  Thank lannykay
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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 a comparison between the Grenville Mountains which are the ancient mountains at the root of the Canadian Shield and the Himalayan Mountains. Both were formed by similar processes. There is also a new room dedicated to dinosaurs and recent changes in thinking about dinosaurs.
I thought the best thing about the museum was the curator. He answered our questions in detail for 30 minutes and then photocopied some notes on local sites of geological interest. And it's all free!
What a great deal!

2  Thank John R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile
Google Translation

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Miller Museum of Geology also viewed

 
Kingston, Ontario
 

Been to Miller Museum of Geology? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing