In Depth Mineral Tour Series

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Uncover the hidden science, history, and mystery of Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems this fall with Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s new In-Depth Tour Series!

Learn about the history of our mineral collection and learn about some of the best specimens on display with hour-long tours each Monday at 2 p.m. starting September 26 through October 17.

Sign up for individual sessions at $15 per tour or book the series for $45. Members pay $10 for individual tours and $30 for the series.

Register for the entire series at

Click on links for individual tour titles to register for specific tours. Alternately, contact the museum’s program registration at 412.622.3288 or email to register.

Monday, September 26, 2016
2 p.m.–3 p.m.
Explore the stories behind the acquisition of the museum's most fascinating specimens and connect to the broader history and legend of mineral displays throughout Hillman Hall.

Monday, October 3, 2016
2 p.m.–3 p.m.
Discuss how minerals have shaped industrial history, and find use in our 21st Century lives.

Monday, October 10, 2016
2 p.m.–3 p.m.
Discover the best of the best specimens that cement Hillman Hall's international reputation for mineral excellence.

Monday, October 17, 2016
2 p.m.–3 p.m.
What distinguishes gems from other minerals? Discuss the 4 C's of gemstones, the stories of birthstones, and find out how minerals can be changed to enhance their color for use in jewelry.
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By: Carnegie Museum of Natural History

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