UA Mineral Museum

Visit the UA Mineral Museum on its own, or add a specialized program in the UA Mineral Museum to your Flandrau Science Center field trip and planetarium show. 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. The collection itself is divided into roughly ten major exhibits, including exhibits of the minerals from Guanajuato, Mexico and famous Arizona localities such as Bisbee, Ajo, Morenci, Ray, and Tiger. The museum includes a micromount exhibit that demonstrates the beauty and diversity of crystals too small to be appreciated with the naked eye.

Your class will receive an interactive tour experience, guided by an experienced mineralogist. Mineral Scavenger Hunt: A game that involves finding minerals on display in the museum based on drawings of their physical appearance. Living in a Mineral World: This interactive game helps young people of all ages realize the importance of minerals they use in their everyday lives.

  • Grades K-12
  • Earth Sciences
  • Geology
  • Mineralogy
  • Mining Engineering

Schedule
Monday-Thursday 10:00am-3:00pm
Friday-Saturday 10:00am-7:00pm
Sunday Noon-5:00pm

Cost
$3.00 per student, or $7.00 per student when booked in combination with a Flandrau Science Center Field Trip and Planetarium program (details above, all included). Ask about Title 1 discounts.

For More Information
Rosie Mankel for Group Reservations
Reservations Coordinator
520-621-4516

Mark Candee for Mineral Museum Questions
520-621-4227

Related Website
UA Mineral Museum at Flandrau Science Center