UA Mineral Museum

Location: Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium

Website: www.flandrau.org

Visit the UA Mineral Museum on its own, or add a specialized program in the UA Mineral Museum to your Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium field trip. The Mineral Museum is dedicated to providing public education and the preservation of minerals and meteorites while also serving the research needs of professionals, students and collectors. The collection is world-wide in scope, but with specific emphasis on minerals from Arizona and Mexico.

Since its conception, the museum has accumulated over 19,000 mineral specimens in the main collection and over 7,000 in the micromount collection. The collection currently represents 1,561 different species with over 2,000 minerals presently on display. The mineral museum also displays meteorites from localities around the world.

Audience:  K-7

Science Field: Earth Sciences, Geology, Mineralogy, Mining Engineering

What You Get:

  • An interactive tour experience, including a hands-on introduction to minerals and their role in our everyday lives.
  • A mineral hunt throughout the museum using deductive reasoning from clues and descriptions given to students

Schedule:

  • Visit our website at www.flandrau.org and click on “Visit”, then select field trips.
  • Complete the online group visit/field trip inquiry form and our reservation coordinator will contact you to schedule your visit.

Cost: $5.00 per student, or $7.00 per student when booked in combination with a Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium field trip (details above, all included). Title I discounts available.

Contact: Group Reservations contact Rosie Mankel, Reservations Coordinator, 520-621-4516.