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West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey Natural History Museum



The West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey's (WVGES) Museum of Geology and Natural History, housed in the lobby of the Survey's office on Cheat Lake near Morgantown, showcases the rich and varied story of West Virginia's geology through rock, mineral, fossil, and natural history displays. In addition to being a repository for all types of geologic specimens, the museum's ongoing collection includes historic books, maps, manuscripts, and artifacts.
Our goal is to provide visitors an opportunity to examine geologic specimens and explore the geologic processes responsible for West Virginia's outstanding scenery and great mineral wealth. We hope to give museum visitors an understanding of how geology makes the Mountain State unique, and inspire visits to West Virginia's scenic treasures time and time again.

8:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday

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