visitors mining for fossils and gems


Mine for Gems and Fossils

This is a seasonal activity. During the spring, mining is available on weekends.

During the summer, this activity is available from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.

To share in the experience, participants will need to purchase a bag of "mining rough" that is available in the Friends' bookshop. Mineral and gem or fossil bags are available. Prices range from $5.50 to $9 a bag.

Staff and volunteers will be available to help you identify the fossils and minerals you have mined.