Connecting with our community
We believe research, learning and scientific discovery should expand beyond the walls of the University. Learn how the College of Science engages and excites all kinds of scientists.
W M Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum
The Keck Museum, located in the historic Mackay School of Mines building, houses an awe-inspiring collection of minerals, ore, fossils, and mining related relics. The Keck Museum has been free and open to the public since 1908, with school and group private tours offered by appointment. The Museum's weekly video series, Mineral Monday with Garrett Barmore, offers a glimpse into the Museum's vast collection. Check it all out on the Keck Museum website!
Museum of Natural History
From stuffed owls to jars of preserved snakes, the Museum of Natural History boasts an expansive and unique collection of preserved biological specimens from the Great Basin from as far back as 1931. The Museum's exhibit space is open to the public 7 days a week with immersive, hands-on tours of the full collection by appointment. Public events offer students, families and community members the opportunity to explore the curious collections at the Museum.
The Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center was built in 1963 and has engaged our local community in the wonders of the Universe ever since. The museum features a 360-degree projector movie theater, educational and fun exhibition hall, a Gravity Well and more. The Fleischmann Planetarium joined the College of Science in 2020 and Planetarium Director Paul McFarlane teamed up with Keck Museum curator Garrett Barmore to talk about the Planetarium's meteorite collection.
Events at the College of Science
The College of Science welcomes the public to engage in our Discover Science Lecture Series, graduate program seminars and other activities and events for curious minds.