Kentucky Geological Survey to hold open house for Earth Science Week

Photo of Visitors at Kentucky Geological Society Open House
Photo of Students at KGS Open House

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 5, 2023) — The Kentucky Geological Survey (KGS) is hosting its annual open house in celebration of Earth Science Week on Oct. 11 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

This year’s open house will include an explosive, outdoor volcano demonstration, meteorites and a variety of fossils from Kentucky and around the world on display. Visitors will also learn about the harmful effects of radon from experts in the University of Kentucky College of Nursing. Displays will also feature landslides, earthquakes, useful Kentucky rocks and minerals, high-power scanning electron microscopes, and dinosaurs. 

This event is free and open to the public. K-12 students, parents, teachers and those interested in geoscience are encouraged to attend.  

All activities will take place in and around the Mining and Mineral Resources Building (MMRB) on the University of Kentucky campus, 310 Columbia Ave. Parking for the open house is free. Learn more about the event here.

KGS is a publicly supported research center that serves Kentucky by conducting research and providing unbiased information about geologic resources, environmental issues and natural hazards affecting Kentucky.

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $476.5 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.