The Robert M. Linsley Geology Museum exhibits minerals, rocks, and fossils, highlighting the beauty and wonder of these objects while also informing visitors about how geologists study
the Earth. Threaded throughout the museum is a
specific focus on what we know about New York State's geologic past.
We are fortunate to have many specimens of exceptional quality in the museum including spectacular gems and mineral clusters,
and well-preserved fossils of scorpion-like eurypterids, large dipleura trilobites, and a seven-foot-long mammoth tusk, just to name a few.
On the wall above the fossil cases, a mural by local artist, Rachel Amann, depicts what life in Hamilton would have been like 375 million years ago when these organisms lived here. Nearby, a wall of skulls illustrates the mass extinction of large-bodied animals that occurred around 15,000 years ago, and questions its possible connection to the climate change and increasing human impacts that were taking place at that time.
to read about the museum's opening in October of 2009