Geoscience Center & Museum 

Geoscience Center
1790 W Sam Houston Pkwy N., Houston, TX  77043


Geoscience Center Challenge

This is a new opportunity to support the GSH Geoscience Center.  Longtime GSH and SEG member Dick Baile has offered to donate $5000 to the Geoscience Center if that amount is raised from individuals during the rest of this year.  Donors will be recognized in our “Friends of the Geoscience Center” listing near our entrance.  Financial support will continue to be solicited from companies.

The GSH is a 501 ( C ) 3 organization.  Donations can be sent to the GSH office at 14811 St. Mary’s Lane, Suite 204, Houston, TX, 77079, with a note that the donation is for the Geoscience Center Challenge.

The GSH has established a Geoscience Center and Museum in West Houston. This facility is used to store, maintain, and refurbish geophysical artifacts in the museum collection that are not presently on display at other locations. Additionally, the Center holds workshops for teachers and includes resources to create interactive displays, hands-on activities, and educational materials for school career days, classroom presentations, scouting fairs, science fairs, or other opportunities for interaction with students.

The Geoscience Center maintains a sponsor wall to recognize our supporters. Monetary contributions are gratefully appreciated and may be general or tailored to an installation at a particular institution. For more information or to serve on the GSH Museum committee, please contact Bill Gafford at or at 281-370-3264.

Geoscience Center hours:  Wednesday mornings from 9:00 until 1:00, or by appointment. (Contact Bill Gafford at


The Museum accepts artifacts, photos and other items which document the rich history of the geophysical profession and related industries.  All items are catalogued and preserved.  Temporary and permanent displays are prepared and installed at the Geoscience Center and at various educational institutions and company offices in Texas and beyond.

The museum also includes the Bob Sheriff Library, with a collection of over 900 books, manuals, and periodicals.  Library items are available for check out or use at the Geoscience Center.  There are duplicates of some items that may be kept for extended use.

Museum Inventory, click here

Library List, sorted by Title, or by Author

Both the museum inventory and library are updated on a regular basis.

The Geoscience Center and Museum is made possible by the generosity of our sponsors:
Directions to Geoscience Center click here

Geoscience Center Events
9:00 AM
Living Legends Social Gathering:

Retired doodlebuggers and their spouses are invited.  Visit with colleagues and old friends.  A new exhibit or project may be set up for preview, and a few artifacts will probably need help with identification. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be available. For more information click here