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Augustana's Fryxell Geology Museum

Augustana College - 820 38th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201


Temporarily closed due to Covid-19. Visitors are greeted by a 22-foot-long skeleton of a Cryolophosaurus, a large carnivorous dinosaur discovered in Antarctica in 1991 by Dr. William Hammer.

One of the largest collections of rocks, minerals, and fossils in the Midwest. Exhibit also includes a complete skeleton of the dinosaur Cryolophosaurus and a large fluorescent mineral exhibit. Museum is located on the campus of Augustana College in the Swenson Hall of Geosciences.

The museum is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday during the academic year. Closed in summer. Free admission.

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