Discovery Lab: Rocks and Minerals

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Saturday January 25

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11:00 AM  –  12:00 PM

Let’s “talc” about minerals! In this lab, your family will learn about rocks and minerals and conduct an experiment to distinguish the two. Then, we will use the Mohs Hardness scale to classify rocks, just like real geologists! Be there “ore” be square.


Get your lab coats ready, and join us for Discovery Lab! Discovery Labs are hour-long programs designed for families to explore a topic together. From dissections to coding, what will you discover next?


$10 per family of 6 or fewer/$8 member family


All ages are welcome, but recommended for ages 6+. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult. Space is limited to six families.


Note: If you are a museum member, be sure to register and sign in using the links at the top of this page for a discount on your tickets.