While geology classes often get a bad rep from listless college students shoveling through their general credits, rocks play an important role in our lives. After all, from the concrete we walk on to the precious stones we wear as jewelry, minerals gathered from the earth are integral to human civilization. It’s no wonder many of us grew up collecting interesting stones from our school playgrounds and, to our parents’ general annoyance, taking them home to clutter our rooms. Well, if you want to dig deeper than your memories of high school science class and unearth some new information in an exciting way, the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History is still hosting their exhibit, Rocks: Earth’s Majestic Building Blocks.
Premiering this last March in honor of Grand Canyon National Park’s 100th anniversary, Rocks: Earth’s Majestic Building Blocks teaches museum visitors about the wonders of the earth and how they came to be. Designed entirely by Dr. Rebecca Ingram, the museum’s curator, this exhibit, according to their website, “showcases rarely-seen rock and mineral specimens from the Museum’s collection, alongside specimens borrowed from the Houston Museum of Natural Science [and] the Texas A&M Department of Geology and Geophysics.” You’ll be able to learn about the geological makeup of hundreds of different rocks from all over the world!
For decades now, the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History has been conserving and defending the natural and cultural history of the earth. They are open Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and June 27 is the final day this exhibit is running, so be sure to catch it while you still can! Tickets to the exhibit are $5 adults and $4 for seniors, students and children over 3.
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