In Search of Earth's Secrets

In Search of Earth’s Secrets is a traveling exhibit that will be housed at the New Brunswick Free Public Library and the Rutgers Geology Museum from March 25 through May 12, 2019. (The exhibit was previously at these locations April 25 through May 21, 2018.) There will be 3 interactive kiosks at each location at which children and adults alike can discover what lies beneath the ocean. See what scientists aboard the ship JOIDES Resolution have learned about the earth’s past, the effects of tsunamis and earthquakes, and other fascinating facts by drilling the ocean floor and studying the earth’s core.

Be on the lookout for an inflatable version of the ship at various events in the city, including Rutgers Day and the Cinco de Mayo Festival, to learn more about the JOIDES Resolution and the exhibit. Be sure to pick up an exhibit passport at any of the locations and collect stickers to fill it by visiting all 6 kiosks. Join us on this fun and fascinating journey as we discover Earth’s secrets!

Events at the library:

  • Saturday, April 6, at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Presentation by children’s author Kevin Kurtz, who has spent time on the ship JOIDES Resolution, on which the exhibit is based. Inflatable ship will be outside the library!
  • Tuesday, April 30, 4:00 p.m. Live Broadcast from the Ship! A scientist currently working on board the JOIDES Resolution will Skype to the library and give us a live tour of the ship as it sails near the southern tip of South America. Children, teens, and adults are all welcome.