Museum of the geology of Lithuania reflects the development of nature. Museum was opened for training and education. The aims of Museum are to collect, research, restore geological materials and present them to the public from Lithuania and foreign communities. There are 1136 cores in the collection, that are removed from the depth of more than 2 km. They are kept in a mechanized reservoir in Vievis. It is the main source of information. There are also kept the archives of Lithuanian geologists. There are 7 expositions in the museum: field boulder exposition, polished boulder exposition, the memorial exhibition of Juozas Dalinkevičius (1893-1980), exposition of the minerals of Lithuania, exposition about the rocks that are forming at the present, Žukelis` paleontological exposition, J. Lisauskas` collection of rare minerals
Field boulder exposition:
Among the trees, near the two water ponds there are paths for visitors. To the paths there are 552 boulders from various locations of Lithuania. These are descendants of the continental ice formation after 20-12 thousand years.The glaciers drag boulders from Scandinavian countries, the Baltic sea and other places.
Polished boulder exposition:
This exposition completes the field boulder exposition and introduces acquains visitors with minerals that are forming boulders and the conditions of the formation of the Earth‘s crust. There are also photos of the biggest Lithuanian boulders, a schematic map of ice spreading in Northern Europe.
The memorial exhibition of Juozas Dalinkevičius (1893-1980)
J. Dalinkevičius is the Lithuanian geologist school promoter, academician, professor. In exposition there is a table with small details, student‘s cap, geological hammer, photos and ther personal items of J. Dalinkevičius. There is very interesting thunderbolt and ammonites collection from the chalk and Jurrasic age rocks.
Žukelis` paleontological exposition
There are 195 fossils, that visitor can see from Žukelis collection. Exposition reflects the evolution of life on Earth from the Paleozoic to Cenezoic.
Opening hours – I – V 8.00am.-16.00pm.
Address - Taikos g. 2, LT-21371, Vievis, Elektrėnų savivaldybė.