We communicate about environmental stewardship and wise use of our precious natural resources through a broad understanding and appreciation for Missouri’s natural, cultural and energy resources. We welcome you to visit and take a self-guided tour of the Ed Clark Museum of Missouri Geology where you will find educational displays that feature rocks, minerals, fossils, and descriptions of the geologic history of Missouri, and more.

Through Dec. 2

  • Earth From Space -- Missouri’s unique geological makeup and geographical landscape are featured at an exhibit along with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service’s Earth from Space exhibit. Geologic and topographic maps, aerial photography, and LiDAR and satellite imagery are on display. Stop by to see fascinating features of the Earth’s surface. Also on display are moon rocks from Apollo missions 11 and 17 that were given to the citizens of Missouri; the Lanton Meteorite, an iron meteorite found near the town of Lanton in Howell County; and more. The Elizabeth Rozier Gallery is inside the Union Hotel, located at 101 Jefferson Street in Jefferson City. The exhibits are on display through December 2, 2017. Visit this site for hours of operation.

    Ask a Geologist

    Ask a GeologistDo you have a question about Missouri geology, or do you have a rock you would like to have identified? If so, send a photo of the rock and information about where you found the rock and one of our geologists will reply. Contact us at askageologist@dnr.mo.gov.




    Traveling I-55, southbound? Be sure to visit the Marston Welcome Center, located in southeast Missouri at exit 42.4. Displays at the center educate about the New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811-12, earthquake preparedness, and Mississippian Culture. Missouri Geological Survey Deputy Director Jerry Prewett and other invited guests spoke during the ribbon cutting ceremony that celebrated completion of the facility.