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Nice place to spend an hour

Enjoyed the display of minerals and the through explanations of some of the different geological... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
travelingmom54
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Kingsport, Tennessee
Very interesting

A free museum for all ages. There is stuff for kids and for adults. They have dinosaur bone to dig... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2018
sjaaenglish2018
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Mount Brydges, Canada
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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.

Date of experience: September 2015
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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!!

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank lannykay
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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!

Date of experience: October 2014
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Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile
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Date of experience: August 2015
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