Rutgers is a place where serious science has been happening for more than 200 years. Enjoy some of our science venues that are open to the public.
Scanning the universe at the Schommer Observatory, Busch Campus
Our cutting-edge solar farm, Livingston Campus
College Avenue Campus
Geology Hall, 2nd Floor
85 Somerset Street, New Brunswick, NJ
■ Rocks, minerals, mummies, and even dinosaurs — the Geology Museum is fascinating for both children and adults. The museum places a special emphasis on the natural history of New Jersey.
George H. Cook Farm
George H. Cook Campus
Sheepfold Lane, New Brunswick, NJ
■ Sheep, cows, goats, pigs, and horses are studied and cared for on the working animal science farm on the George H. Cook Campus. Visitors can drop by anytime to see what’s happening. Group tours can be prearranged and are led by a knowledgeable animal science Rutgers student.
Tour Info: farmtours.rutgers.edu
Robert A. Schommer Astronomical Observatory
Busch Campus, Serin Physics Building
136 Frelinghysen Road, Piscataway, NJ
■ Gaze at the planets and stars through the observatory’s 20-inch optical telescope on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month, weather permitting. Check the online calendar for upcoming astronomical events.
Hours: 8:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m., Oct.–Mar.; One hour after sunset Apr.–Sept.; Canceled if cloudy.
Phone: 848-445-8973 or 848-445-8785 (8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.)
Suttons Lane between Road 2 and
Berrue Circle, Piscataway, NJ
■ One of the largest solar farms in New Jersey and at a single campus nationwide, the 1.4-megawatt solar farm on the Livingston Campus is available for prearranged visits. A Rutgers staff expert in energy conservation leads individual and group tours.
Tour Requests/Info: Email Michael Kornitas, firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating anticipated date and time of visit and how many are in your party.