Saturday, September 23, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Smithsonian Museum Day
An array of hands-on activities, based on the Gillespie Museum’s mineral collection, including a Storied Stone Scavenger Hunt; GeoBingo; Mineral Collecting 101, and a special exhibit, “Smithson, Smithsonite, and the Smithsonian”—tracing the mineralogical contributions of James Smithson, the British scientists whose founding gift to the people of the United States established our national museum.
Saturday, October 28, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Mostly Green Halloween
Our 9th annual fall fair--A showcase of hands-on activities and experiments demonstrating some of the mysteries of the plant and animal world. Costumes encouraged!
Saturday, November 4, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Founders/Keepers Day and Homecoming Open House
A celebration of the Gillespie Museum’s fifty-nine years of earth science education. Browse the museum’s historic mineral collections and a new exhibit, Florida Formations, a survey of the state’s geologic history with specimens on loan from the Florida Geological Survey. Birthday cake and hands-on activities for scientists of all ages.