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Museum of the Earth Sciences
Campus Box 6939
Radford University
Radford, VA 24142
Office: Reed 32-A
Phone: (540) 831-5257


The Museum of the Earth Sciences is located on the first floor of Curie Hall in room 143. View a campus map.

Hours of Operation

The Museum of the Earth Sciences is open from October through November and from January through April while Radford University is in
session. It is closed when Radford University is closed. From May through August, visits may be scheduled by apointment.

Normal hours of operation during the MES open season are:

  • Monday 12 P.M. to 4 P.M.
  • Tuesday 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.
  • Wednesday 2 P.M to 4 P.M.
  • Thursday 10 A.M. to 1 P.M. and 2 P.M to 4 P.M.
  • Friday 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.
  • 2nd & 4th SATURDAYS, 10 A.M. to NOON


September 2015
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Tuesday April 7th, 7:00 p.m., Hurlburt Hall Auditorium

An Appalachian Mystery: The latest in the case of the disappearing Mountain Lake

Presented by Dr. “Skip” Watts, Mr. “Paki” Stephenson, Department of Geology, Radford University

"Chester (Skip) Watts and George (Paki) Stephenson will present the latest in their ongoing studies into the mysterious disappearance of water from historic Mountain Lake in Giles County Virginia. Included will be video clips from their high-tech science tools, like RU’s underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and aerial mapping techniques, along with glimpses into the underworld around the lake using such  geophysical tools as seismic refraction and electrical resistivity."