Are you mad about minerals!? Our annual Mineral Madness event is a chance for everyone, from the novice to the serious collector, to learn something new about minerals and rocks, and to find new treasures for their collection.
💎 Shop our popular mineral sale with THOUSANDS of specimens, ranging in price from 50 cents to hundreds of dollars. Enjoy learning more about minerals — with expert staff and docents to guide you!
💎There will be activities for families and children all around the museum grounds, including viewing micro-minerals, mineral arts and crafts and learning about how animals and people use minerals. At each station, children can collect a free rock or mineral specimen in their own egg-carton collection box.
✨ NEW THIS YEAR: Do you already have a collection going? Each specimen has a story to tell! Bring in your favorite mineral and have it «read» by our Curator. You will learn what it's called, how it was formed, and why it is special. We'll help you build a story around your treasure! Sunday, January 14, from 1:00 — 3:00 p.m.
✨ BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: Tales from the Vault Tours! Have you ever been inside our mineral vault?! Join us for this exclusive behind the scenes tour. You'll see more than 16,000 mineral and fossil specimens that many people have never seen before. Tours are $25 per person. There are only six available dates (first is January 13), so you better snag your tickets quick. Register here (http://desertmuseum.org/visit/mineralmad_reg.php).
💎 January 13-14, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
✨General admission includes participation in Mineral Madness!