The Geosciences Museum, founded by UMKC in 1971, contains about 2,400 rocks, mineral and fossil specimens from all over the world. Anyone can visit free during regular museum hours, but groups are encouraged to make appointments. Guided tours are available for groups. For more information, contact the Department of Geosciences at 816-235-1334. Museum hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.