Bob Campbell Geology Museum

Bob Campbell Geology Museum The Bob Campbell Geology Museum houses a collection of over 10,000 rocks, minerals, and fossils. Admission is free but donations are appreciated.

The BCGM just added a "Pre-School" version of our popular Scavenger Hunt Activity! Plan to bring your little ones to the...
06/06/2019

The BCGM just added a "Pre-School" version of our popular Scavenger Hunt Activity! Plan to bring your little ones to the museum for a fun and educational experience next time the weather is too rainy or hot. 🦖🌏⛰⚒

Sad that Game of Thrones is over? Plan a visit the BCGM and see some real dragons!
05/23/2019

Sad that Game of Thrones is over? Plan a visit the BCGM and see some real dragons!

Agave americana update!
05/15/2019

Agave americana update!

Many people have asked that we post frequent updates on the Agave Americana blooming in front of the Bob Campbell Geology Museum. Our Collections Manager, Trent Miller, took this photo this afternoon.

There is a gorgeous Agave americana coming into bloom right in front of the Museum!  Stop in to see this incredible plan...
05/07/2019

There is a gorgeous Agave americana coming into bloom right in front of the Museum! Stop in to see this incredible plant.

We are excited to have an Agave Americana coming into bloom in the Desert Garden right in front of the Bob Campbell Geology Museum! Also known as a "Century Plant", this majestic species only blooms once, near the end of its life. Stop in to see it soon!

While most of us will likely never see one of these amazing, endangered, giant clams in the wild, now you can see the sh...
05/06/2019

While most of us will likely never see one of these amazing, endangered, giant clams in the wild, now you can see the shell of one on display at the BCGM! Come check out our newest specimen sometime soon (legally and ethically acquired btw :).

05/02/2019

A specimen of gold was recently stolen from the museum’s display on this precious mineral. We are reaching out to you, our community, in the hopes that someone may know something that might lead to the recovery of the specimen. The specimen in question is quite valuable (an approximately 1 inch nugget of natural gold worth ~$1500.00) and was donated by the museum’s namesake, Robert Campbell. We are, therefore, very interested in its potential return and would be grateful for any assistance that could be provided. Please be assured that in the event of the specimens’ return, no questions will be asked. We simply want to recover the specimen, as it technically belongs to all the residents of SC.

Best regards,
Dr. Adam Smith

Sadly, we had to cancel our Annual Earth Day Festival this year. We will, however, still be hosting an appearance by the...
04/17/2019

Sadly, we had to cancel our Annual Earth Day Festival this year. We will, however, still be hosting an appearance by the Clemson Tiger Mascot on Monday April 22nd from 1:00 - 2:00pm! Come out and get your picture made with the Clemson Tiger and please be sure to join us for Earth Day next year.

03/26/2019
South Carolina Botanical Garden

The Spring Plant Sale Catalogs are ready!

It's here! IT'S HERE! The Spring Plant Sale Catalog and separate Vegetable Guide are AVAILABLE NOW! Plan your shopping now and we will see our Friends on Friday, April 5th from 2:00 - 6:00 and the public on Saturday, April 6th, from 9:00 - 1:00. Still need to renew your Friends membership? Skip the longer lines on the day of the sale and join or renew online today using the link in the comment section! https://www.clemson.edu/public/scbg/_files/pdfs/plant_sale/2019-spring-plant-sale-catalog.pdf

The Garden has announced its Spring Concert Series!
03/21/2019

The Garden has announced its Spring Concert Series!

We are so excited to announce our Spring Concert Series which begins Friday, April 12th! We will again be partnering with Palmetto's Smokehouse and Oyster Bar so you can enjoy dinner and a great show. See you soon!

Exciting news from the Bob Campbell Geology Museum as Adam Smith, Curator, and his team work on a 63-million-year-old cr...
03/19/2019
Clemson geology museum working to uncover mysteries of 63-million-year-old crocodile

Exciting news from the Bob Campbell Geology Museum as Adam Smith, Curator, and his team work on a 63-million-year-old crocodile! While the Museum itself is open from 10:00 - 5:00, seven days a week, the Fossil Preparation Laboratory is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Plan to stop by and see this! You can also check on the progress on Monday, April 22nd from 12:00 - 7:00 during the Museum's Earth Day Festival!

CLEMSON – You can almost hear a saber-toothed tiger roaming around in search of its next meal. A Tyrannosaurus rex gnarls its teeth as you walk by. In another room, a crocodile fossil is about to emerge from rock it has been trapped in for 63 million years. [_caption id=

Visit the BCGM, see the skull of a 30 foot long sea monster known as Tylosaurus, and learn about giant marine reptiles t...
01/24/2019

Visit the BCGM, see the skull of a 30 foot long sea monster known as Tylosaurus, and learn about giant marine reptiles that ruled the seas when dinosaurs ruled the land.

12/19/2018
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The Campbell Geology Museum is CLOSED again for repairs today (Wed., Dec. 19). We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to reopen tomorrow.

The Bob Campbell Geology Museum is CLOSED today, Tuesday, December 18th, for repairs. We apologize for any inconvenience...
12/18/2018

The Bob Campbell Geology Museum is CLOSED today, Tuesday, December 18th, for repairs. We apologize for any inconvenience.

12/18/2018

The BCGM will be closed for repairs today. Apologies for any inconvenience.

The Melody Garden
12/16/2018

The Melody Garden

So sad to announce that the Christmas Family Singalong is cancelled!!! 😭😩 Thank you all for an ~amazing~ year, and I’ll see you in 2019!!!

12/09/2018

The Bob Campbell Geology Museum & the SCBG Visitor's Center/Gift Shop are closed today due to the weather conditions.

Visit the BCGM sometime soon and see our newest display - all about the fascinating evolutionary history of horses... an...
11/01/2018

Visit the BCGM sometime soon and see our newest display - all about the fascinating evolutionary history of horses... and featuring the 30 million year old horse skeleton pictured here!

South Carolina Botanical Garden
10/30/2018
South Carolina Botanical Garden

South Carolina Botanical Garden

Join us this Friday, November 2nd, from 6:00 - 9:00 for the Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos Festival! This wonderful article provides answers to many of the questions that we have received about the event, which is the first of its kind in the Upstate! Come one, come all, to this fun, family event. The SCBG Gift Shop and the Bob Campbell Geology Museum will both remain open during this event, too!

Such a shame tonight's concert is rained out!
10/26/2018

Such a shame tonight's concert is rained out!

Unfortunately, tonight's Wild Pines concert has been cancelled due to the weather. This was the last week of shows of our fall series for both the Friday Night Concerts and the Tuesday's Tunes & Tastings. THANK YOU to all of our wonderful performers for donating their time and talent to bring music to the Garden, to Palmetto's Smoke House & Oyster Bar for providing wonderful concessions on Friday nights and to Carolina Bauernhaus for bringing yummy beers and ales on Tuesdays. And, of course, a huge heartfelt thank you to everyone who came to a show and supported the Garden!

Wonderful article about the new Pollinator Garden at the SCBG!
10/25/2018
South Carolina Botanical Garden

Wonderful article about the new Pollinator Garden at the SCBG!

What a great article explaining the Susan K Barr Pollinator Plaza! If you haven't seen it yet, come experience it for yourself!

TODAY from 1:00 - 5:00!
10/21/2018

TODAY from 1:00 - 5:00!

It is a gorgeous autumn day ~ perfect for our Magic, Mystery & Math: Alice in the Garden festival! Join us from 1:00 - 5:00 for family fun throughout the Garden. There will be music, a scavenger hunt, puzzles, and more. An easy lunch or early dinner can be purchased at the Nature Learning Center, too! Join us!

Show starts at 7:00!
09/25/2018

Show starts at 7:00!

We're setting up for Tuesday's Tunes & Tastings and it is a GORGEOUS evening! There is a gentle breeze blowing, too! Join The Wild Pines Duo and Carolina Bauernhaus on the Lower Lawn. Show starts at 7:00. Bring a picnic dinner if you'd like but definitely come join the fun!

The Garden has announced the lineup for Tuesdays Tunes & Tastings!  This is such a fun musical series and Carolina Bauer...
09/06/2018

The Garden has announced the lineup for Tuesdays Tunes & Tastings! This is such a fun musical series and Carolina Bauernhaus will be on hand again selling craft beers and ales. Make plans to attend!

We are so excited to announce the line up for Tuesdays Tunes & Tastings! We have again partnered with Carolina Bauernhaus and some of the Upstate's best musicians to bring you six weeks of craft beers and incredible music on the Lower Lawn of the SCBG. Plan to join us beginning September 11th! As always, the concerts are FREE to attend and Carolina Bauernhaus will be selling beers and ales with the proceeds going to help the Garden. Shows begin at 7:00pm. See you there!

Clemson University Libraries Digital Collections
08/01/2018

Clemson University Libraries Digital Collections

We're excited to begin a new partnership with the Bob Campbell Geology Museum. By incorporating their digitized images of museum-held fossil specimens into Clemson's digital library, the collection will be widely available to researchers and the public across the globe.

Would you like to touch an actual piece of dinosaur bone? Visit the BCGM to see our new "Touch A Triceratops" display an...
07/27/2018

Would you like to touch an actual piece of dinosaur bone? Visit the BCGM to see our new "Touch A Triceratops" display and touch a 68 million year piece of Triceratops skull!

When it is it HOT outside, why not come visit the Geology Museum? The BCGM has cool crystals, cold water and AC for FREE...
07/17/2018

When it is it HOT outside, why not come visit the Geology Museum? The BCGM has cool crystals, cold water and AC for FREE!

New children's t-shirts are available at the SCBG Gift Shop!
07/07/2018

New children's t-shirts are available at the SCBG Gift Shop!

Our new children's t-shirts are available in the Gift Shop! Designed by Jessica Perkins, a rising senior in the Visual Arts program at the SC Governor's School for Arts & Humanities, these fun shirts come in three colors in children's sizes small through XL. The Gift Shop is in the Visitor's Center and is open from 10:00 - 5:00 seven days a week.

** UPDATE:  The road has reopened!**
07/02/2018

** UPDATE: The road has reopened!**

** UPDATE: The road has reopened!** The road through the Schoenike Arboretum is closed today due to felled trees from the recent storms.

Turns out, this large blob is a 33 million year old tortoise! Visit the BCGM to see this this new specimen slowly emergi...
06/27/2018

Turns out, this large blob is a 33 million year old tortoise! Visit the BCGM to see this this new specimen slowly emerging from the rock in our fossil preparation lab. Many thanks to our friends at the ND State Museum for providing us with this fantastic new specimen!

The SCBG's Summer Solstice Supper with Melody Garden and Palmetto's Smoke House and Oyster Bar tonight has been cancelle...
06/21/2018

The SCBG's Summer Solstice Supper with Melody Garden and Palmetto's Smoke House and Oyster Bar tonight has been cancelled due to severe weather.

Due to severe weather that has moved into our area, the Summer Solstice Supper with Melody Garden and Palmetto's Smoke House and Oyster Bar tonight has been cancelled.

Visit the BCGM to see our newest exhibit, a life-reconstruction of the extinct, giant armored fish, Dunkleosteus! Check ...
05/30/2018

Visit the BCGM to see our newest exhibit, a life-reconstruction of the extinct, giant armored fish, Dunkleosteus! Check out the photos below to gain some insight into the creative process of "Dunky's" creator, local artist Rick Spears (please click on the photo to see the entire image).

Sadly, we have seen examples of this in the Chihuahuan Desert Garden, too.
05/23/2018

Sadly, we have seen examples of this in the Chihuahuan Desert Garden, too.

Your SCBG has long been a favorite spot for people to take photographs to celebrate life's milestones. While we are honored to be part of the festivities, we are finding it necessary to ask that streamers, confetti, glitter, or similar items, NOT be brought into the Garden. These two pictures show just today's examples of someone's celebration turning into litter in the Garden, which threatens both plants and animals. The collage picture was created to enable us to enlarge portions of the other pictures. Scenes like these are becoming all too common, especially along the Natural Heritage Garden Trail and near the Hunt Cabin. Please help us keep your Garden beautiful by keeping these items at home.

South Carolina Botanical Garden
05/18/2018

South Carolina Botanical Garden

Tonight's Rhythm City Band concert has bee POSTPONED until June 15th due to the threat of additional storms. Plan to join us then!

05/07/2018
South Carolina Botanical Garden

Exciting news for SCBG's Director Dr. Patrick McMillan!

Congratulations to our very own Dr. Patrick McMillan! He and his colleagues were published for their discovery of three remarkably disjunct fern species discovered in Pickens County, South Carolina.

May means MUSIC at the SCBG! They have just released the spring line-up of performers. See you soon!
04/26/2018

May means MUSIC at the SCBG! They have just released the spring line-up of performers. See you soon!

** UPDATE: The road is now open! Come see us!** If you are planning on visiting us today, please drive through the Arbor...
04/26/2018

** UPDATE: The road is now open! Come see us!**

If you are planning on visiting us today, please drive through the Arboretum! The road to this side of the Garden is temporarily closed while further repairs are made from Monday's storm.

** UPDATE: The road is now open! Come see us!**
If you are planning on visiting the Gift Shop & Visitor's Center or the Bob Campbell Geology Museum today, please drive through the Arboretum. The road leading to this area of the Garden is temporarily closed while further repairs are made from Monday's storm damage. Thank you for your patience!

The Bob Campbell Geology Museum and the SCBG Visitor's Center and Gift Shop will be closed today, Monday, April 23rd, du...
04/23/2018

The Bob Campbell Geology Museum and the SCBG Visitor's Center and Gift Shop will be closed today, Monday, April 23rd, due to a power outage.

Earth Day Festival today until 5:00! Come join the fun!
04/22/2018

Earth Day Festival today until 5:00! Come join the fun!

Tables are set for visitors to eat and listen to live music tomorrow at our Earth Day Festival! See you from 11-5 for lo...
04/21/2018

Tables are set for visitors to eat and listen to live music tomorrow at our Earth Day Festival! See you from 11-5 for lots of fun. Vendors will be on hand with plenty of activities for the whole family.

This does not look like much yet but somewhere in there are some remains of a hadrosaurian dinosaur from ~70 million yea...
04/16/2018

This does not look like much yet but somewhere in there are some remains of a hadrosaurian dinosaur from ~70 million years ago! Come to the BCGM this Sunday for our Earth Day Celebration and see this and other fossils currently being prepared in our lab.

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140 Discovery Ln
Clemson, SC
29634

The CAT bus provides free transport around Clemson and Central. The nearest stop is Lightsey Bridge.

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

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(864) 656-4600

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