USU Museum of Geology
Come to the Museum and meet
"Percy the Utahraptor"
"Percy the Utahraptor" is a 1/3 scale sculpture by Justin Tolman of a Utahraptor ostrommaysorum of the Early Cretaceous (c. 126 Ma). Percy was unveiled in a celebration ceremony on 20 April 2018 as part of Utah State University's Caine College of the Arts' "Year of the Arts." On 8 May 2018, the Utahraptor officially became the State Dinosaur of Utah.
The Museum of Geology has exhibits of meteorites, rocks, minerals, and fossils – including invertebrates, vertebrates, and plants. The geology of the Logan region is emphasized, with excellent fossils from the world-famous Green River Formation.
- Meteorites that came from the interior of a shattered protoplanet
- Minerals that glow in the dark
- A 50 million year old gar fish that is 3 feet long
- How rocks and minerals from Utah are needed and used in everyday life
- 500 million year old trilobites
- "Weird" rocks, such as fossilized lighting strikes and poop