See the Sparkle
Gems and Minerals Hall
Brain Juice Focus
Gems and Minerals
Gaze at Natural Beauty
Your eyes will be amazed by Earth’s original rock stars as they glisten, glimmer and glow. Explore both the practical and beautiful aspects of these complex structures that serve as the building blocks of our planet. High-definition videos, digital puzzles and touchable specimens will help you discover the astounding variety of colors, shapes and configurations of minerals found across the globe.
The Grape Jelly Amethyst Geode
The Eyes of Africa
The Lavinsky Ammonite
Gems and Minerals Hall Scavenger Hunt
- We have specimens from six of the seven continents — can you find a gem from each?
- Look for The Eyes of Africa and ask one of our helpful Museum volunteers about its unique history!
- Find a specimen of every color of the rainbow.
What to Do Next
Get energized and learn all about how we harness natural resources to power our world. Head to the Tom Hunt Energy Hall and dive into the possibilities of energy.