Saturday, June 11 & Sunday, June 12, 2016
10 AM – 5 PM
Suitable for all ages.
Non-Members: Regular Admission
GET READY FOR SUMMER’S BIGGEST INDOOR-OUTDOOR EVENT AT TELLUS SCIENCE MUSEUM!
GEM, MINERAL, FOSSIL, AND JEWELRY DEALERS from across the country will be set up in the Banquet Rooms and outside on the back lawn. You will see rare and exotic jewelry, ancient fossils, and rocks from around the world that you can purchase for your own collection. Many dealers will even honor the Tellus member discount, saving you 10% off your purchase!
Lucky visitors will win door prizes every hour. While you are in the dealer showroom, be sure to register for the grand prize, a beautiful geode, to be given away after the show on Sunday. No worries – you don’t have to be present to win.
RockFest is also a great opportunity to have your own rocks identified. If you have unearthed something that appears to be rare or just “different”, bring it to the Mineral and Fossil ID tent on the back lawn to have it identified by our Tellus experts — including Executive Director Jose Santamaria.
At our demonstration tent, you can watch local experts show you various jewelry making techniques. If you are looking to get in on the action, purchase a geode at the geode station and have it cracked open. There will also be various geology-themed children’s activities in the Great Hall.
In between all the shopping and activities, you might need a break! Members can enjoy a complimentary frozen lemonade in the Member Hospitality area. If lunch is what you need, the Tellus Café will be serving a cookout style menu. Dine inside the Tellus Café or visit the back patio restaurant to enjoy lunch outside.
SPECIAL ROCKFEST LECTURE!
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Jame A. Riley
The Viburnum Trend: Collecting the Minerals of Missouri’s Lead Belt
The ore deposits of the Viburnum Trend in the Southeast Missouri Lead District constitute the world’s largest lead-producing area. It is also home to many other valuable minerals. Jame A. Riley, lifelong mineral collector and graphic designer in Atlanta, will be discussing the many specimens that collectors seek from this important mineralogical area.
RockFest is sponsored by: