On Labor Day weekend, come and see the California State Gem and Mineral Museum during the Mariposa County Fair. The Museum will have a free kid’s activity table on Saturday, September 1st, and Sunday, September 2nd. At the table, kids can learn about rocks and crystals and win a prize.
Adult admission to the Museum during the fair is half-price, only $2.00, and kids are always free. Kids can win another prize by completing our rainbow mineral scavenger hunt, inside the Museum.
During summer months, the Museum is open from 10:00 – 5:00, Thursday through Sunday. Winter hours will be 10:00 – 4:00 beginning 1 October.
We will also be starting a new volunteer training course on September 19th. The Museum depends on our trained volunteers to provide educational tours to the many schools, community groups and international visitors that come to the museum. We also need volunteers to help with special events, “mine tunnel” tours, in the museum shop, and as roving docents at special events. Call or stop in to find out about being a volunteer tour guide at your California State Park, the California State Mining and Mineral Museum.