Jan 02 2016
‘Family Exploration Day – GEOLOGY!’ presented by Western Museum of Mining & Industry at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, Colorado Springs CO

‘Family Exploration Day - GEOLOGY!’

Presented by Western Museum of Mining & Industry at Western Museum of Mining and Industry

Have you ever picked up a rock while hiking and wondered what it was?  On Saturday January 2nd, bring that geologic discovery, or just plain curiosity, down to the Western Museum of Mining and Industry for a day of geologic exploration! Learn about Colorado’s mineral and mining heritage, identify common or your own minerals-in-hand specimens, understand processes important to the formation mineral deposits, and identify modern methods of mineral exploration and mine development. Among the activities, dig for fossils, try your hand with ‘Keep What you Find Gold Panning’, take part in some hands-on mineral identification, spend some time with the Florissant Fossil Beds experts, learn about assaying, and spend some time in the company of our two burro mascots Nugget and Chism! Join WMMI, the Florissant Fossil Beds, Pilot Mining, the Gold Prospectors of Colorado, and more as we enjoy a fun and educational day for the whole family!
WMMI invites you to its Family Exploration Day on GEOLOGY! 
All included with paid museum admission.

 

Admission Info

$4 - $8

Dates & Times

2016/01/02 - 2016/01/02

Location Info

Western Museum of Mining and Industry

225 North Gate Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80921