In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Grand Canyon National Park, The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History proudly presents Rocks: Earth's Majestic Building Blocks. This exclusive exhibit, designed by Dr. Rebecca Ingram, Museum Curator, showcases rarely-seen rock and mineral specimens from the Museum's collection, alongside specimens borrowed from the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Texas A&M Department of Geology and Geophysics, and other private lenders.
Dr. J Brian Balta is a visiting professor of petrology in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at Texas A&M University. He is an active writer for The Earth Story and was recently awarded an Aggies Celebrate Teaching. As a petrologist, he uses the composition of and minerals present in igneous rocks to better understand how those magmas are created, learning about how the insides of planets work in the process.
Rocks form the canvas upon which all life on Earth exists. From the steep, river-carved cliffs of Arizona's Grand Canyon to the smooth, flowing lava of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, Earth's rocks display spectacular diversity. Visitors can learn about the mysteries of Earth's extraordinary rocks and minerals as they view colorful crystals, ancient stone tools, local fossils, and a magnificent array of rocks from around the world.
The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History is committed to promoting science, and cultural and natural history with the integration of art in exhibits and educational programs. This exhibit was made possible in part through Hotel Tax Revenue funded from the City of College Station & the City of Bryan through the Arts Council of Brazos Valley.
For more information about this exhibit, please call 979-776-2195 or visit brazosvalleymuseum.org. Regular Museum Admission fees: adults $5; seniors/students/children $4; members and children 3 and under are free. We can’t wait to see you there!
At The Retreat at 2818 Apartments in Bryan, Texas, we find it important to attend events that stray from your typical routine. With that being said, we hope that this event will add something unique to your day. Be sure to check it out on Friday!
Friday, April 26, 2019—10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
Brazos Valley Museum
3232 Briarcrest Drive
Bryan, Texas 77802