Frequently Asked Questions

If you are visiting during the normal school semester (January through April and August through December), you do not need an appointment. The museum staff are available September through May, Tuesdays through Fridays, during normal operating hours and would be glad to assist you. There are a number of school groups that visit during this time as well, so don't be surprised to see 30 to 60 students participating in the museum's educational programs!

Yes. Due to the high demand for tours and the schedule of our student staff, it would be best to call and set up an appointment so that we can add your group to our calendar and ensure a staff member will be here to give you a tour.

We do assist with the identification of rocks and minerals. For children, it would be best to bring them during one of our Science Saturdays. Others needing assistance will be asked to complete a description form and leave the specimens with us for five to seven working days. We can identify up to five specimens at a time for a small fee of $5.