Visit the Limper Geology Museum

These colorful minerals are on display in the Shideler Hall lobby.

The Limper Geology Museum is free and open to visitors of all ages. Everyone is welcome to come and explore the geology of the dynamic world in which we live.


The museum is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 5:30 pm.

Easy to Find

You can find the museum easily: It is located on the Miami University campus adjacent to the first floor lobby of Shideler Hall (Room 126). Shideler Hall is located just west of the intersection of US Highway 27 and State Route 73.

Group Visits

How to Arrange a Visit

Whether you are a primary or secondary school teacher, homeschool teacher, scout leader, or associated with a community group of any other kind, we encourage you to bring your class or group to the museum to see great examples of geologic specimens of all kinds, including superior examples of our world-renowned local fossils.

In addition, we may even be able to organize or assist with a local geology field trip.

Please Note: Although the Limper Geology Museum can best accommodate groups of less than 30 students, larger groups can easily be split into two or more groups that can then rotate between the Limper Museum and one or more of the other campus museums. The Hefner Museum of Natural History's subject matter makes it a great choice when students are rotating between only two museums.

Who to Contact

The museum director can reserve your date and ensure that another class will not conflict with your visit. Please call 513-529-3220, email Dr. Kendall Hauer (, or write to:

Dr. Kendall L. Hauer
Director, Karl E. Limper Geology Museum
Department of Geology
Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056

Geology Questions?