Museums

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This table shows museums around the country that have gem, mineral, and/or fossil collections.

NameCityStateCostAdditional Information
A.E. Seaman Mineral MuseumHoughtonMichiganAdult: $8
Senior: $7
Child (9-16): $3
Student (with ID): $4
Ticket good for two days in a row
Collection highlights
A. Scott Warthin Museum of Geology & Natural HistoryPoughkeepsieNew YorkFreeOnly open while Vassar College is in session
Academy of Natural SciencesPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaAdult: $22
Senior (65+): $19
Child (2-12): $18
Student & Military (with ID): $19
Dinosaur Hall
American Museum of Natural History Allison and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and MineralsNew York City (Manhattan)New YorkAdult: $23
Senior (60+): $18
Child (3-12): $13
Student (with ID): $18
Arizona Desert MuseumTucsonArizonaAdult: $24.95
Senior (65+): $22.95
Child (3-12): $13.95
Exhibit: Earth Sciences
Baxter Springs Heritage Center & MuseumBaxter SpringsKansasFree
Ben E. Clement Mineral MuseumMarionKentuckyAdult: $8
Senior (62+): $7
Child (6-12): $5
Beneski Museum of Natural HistoryAmherstMassachusettsFree
Black Hills Mining MuseumLeadSouth DakotaAdult: $12
Senior & Military: $10
Child (13-17): $6
Student 9with ID): $10
Bob Campbell Geology MuseumClemsonSouth CarolinaFreeVirtual Museum Tour
Bryn Mawr College Mineral CollectionBryn MawrPennsylvaniaFreeOnline Tour
Buena Vista Museum of Natural HistoryBakersfield CaliforniaAdult: $8
Senior: $6
Child (3-11): $4
Student (12 and older): $6
Burke MuseumSeattleWashingtonAdult: $22
Senior (62+): $20
Child (4-17): $14
Student (with ID): $14
Burpee Museum of Natural HistoryRockfordIllinoisAdult: $12
Child (4-12): $10
California Academy of Sciences Kimball Natural History MuseumSan FranciscoCaliforniaVary by date, entry time, and age group
California State Mining and Mineral MuseumMariposaCaliforniaAdult (13 and up): $4
Carnegie Museum of Natural HistoryPittsburghPennsylvaniaAdult: $19.95
Senior: $14.95
Child (3-18): $11.95
Carter County MuseumEkalakaMontanaFree
Cincinnati Museum CenterCinncinatiOhioAdult: $16.50
Senior (60+): $12.50
Child (3-12): $12.50
Toddler (1-2): $7.50
Cleveland Museum of Natural HistoryClevelandOhioAdult: $17
Senior (60+): $14
Child (3-18): $14
Student (with ID): $14
Collections & Database
Colburn Earth Science MuseumAshevilleNorth CarolinaAdult: $8
Child, Senior, Military, Student (with ID): $7
Colorado School of Mines Geology MuseumGoldenColoradoFree
Coppertown Mining MuseumCalumetMichiganAdult: $4
Child (6-15): $2
Cranbrook Institute of ScienceBloomfield HillsMichiganAdult: $13
Senior (65+): $9.50
Child (2-12): $9.50
Collections
Crater Rock MuseumCentral PointOregonAdult: $7
Seniors & Veterans: $6
Students: $5
Exhibits
Dahlonega Gold MuseumDahlonegaGeorgiaAdult: $8.50
Senior: $8
Child (7-17): $6
Delaware County Institute of ScienceMediaPennsylvaniaFreeCollections
Delaware Museum of Natural HistoryWilmingtonDelawareAdult (3-59): $9
Senior (60+): $8
Toddler (1-2): $3
Denver Museum of Nature & ScienceDenverColoradoAdult: $19.95
Child (3-18): $14.95
Senior (65+): $16.95
Diamond Discovery CenterMurfreesboroArkansas
Dobson MuseumMiamiOklahomaOnly open on Wed, Fri, and Sun
Earthhaven MuseumGillettWisconsinFreeBy appointment only
Edward L. Clark Museum of Missouri GeologyRollaMissouriFree
Eleanor Barbour Cook Museum of GeologyChadronNebraska
Elgin Public MuseumElginIllinoisAdult: $2
Child (3-12): $1
Rock and Minerals Collection
Fallbrook Gem & Mineral MuseumFallbrookCaliforniaFree
Fick Fossil & History MuseumOakleyKansasFree
Flint Ridge MuseumFlint RidgeOhioAdult: $3
Senior (60+): $2
Students: $1
Franklin Gem & Mineral MuseumFranklinNorth Carolina
Franklin Mineral MuseumFranklinNew Jersey
Fryxell Geology MuseumRock IslandIllinoisOpen while class is in session
Funk Gem & Mineral MuseumFunks GroveIllinois
Galena Mining and Historical MuseumGalenaKansasFree
Geological MuseumLaramieWyoming
Gitche Gumee Agate and History MuseumGrand MaraisMichigan
Gold Camp Ag & Mining MuseumVictorColorado
Grout MuseumWaterlooIowaAdult: $12
Child (4-13) & Veterans: $6
Harvard University Mineralogical & Geological MuseumCambridgeMassachusettsAdult: $15
Senior (65+): $13
Child (3-18): $10
Online Catalog
Houston Museum of Natural Science Cullen Hall of Gems and MineralsHoustonTexasAdult: $25
Child: $16
Los Angeles History Museum Gem and Mineral HallLos AngelesCaliforniaAdult: $15Research and Collections
Milwaukee Public MuseumMilwaukeeWisconsinAdult: $22
Teen (14-17): $22
Senior (65+): $18
Child (4-13): $16
Military/College: $18
National Museum of Natural HistoryWashingtonDistrict of ColumbiaFreeDavid H. Koch Hall of Fossils - Deep Time
Janet Annenberg Hooker Hall of Geology, Gems, and Minerals
Perot Museum of Natural Science Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals HallDallasTexasAdult: $20
Senior (65+): $18
Child (2-12): $13
Yale Peabody MuseumNew HavenConnecticutAdult: $13
Senior: $9
Child (3-18): $6
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