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Museum Hours

Every day 10 AM – 5 PM
Closed Major Holidays


Admission

Members: FREE
Adults: $15.95 + tax
Children (3 – 17): $11.95 + tax
Student with ID: $11.95 + tax
Active Military w/ ID: Free
(1/2 price admission for active
duty dependents with ID)
Seniors (65+): $13.95 + tax

Location

100 Tellus Drive
Cartersville, GA 30120
(770) 606-5700
I-75 Exit 293
Cartersville, GA

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Mineral Symposium 2021: Mineral Collecting

Monday, March 15 – Friday, March 19, 2021
Daily Lecture at 12:15 PM

Watch Live GraphicJoin us on Facebook LIVE to hear a different expert in the field each day and learn about mineral collecting. Speakers will discuss building a collection on any budget, valuing your collection and assessing its quality, joining a mineral collecting organization, and going out in the field to collect.

* This scientific mineral symposium is recommended for those with a geologic background and general mineral knowledge.

 * Speaker lineup subject to change without notice.

WEDNESDAY: SHARING YOUR COLLECTION

Kimberly Vagner, Director of Gems and Minerals Center of Excellence at Perot Museum of Nature and ScienceKimberly Vagner, Director of Gems and Minerals Center of Excellence at Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Built in 2012, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science has pioneered a “loan-versus-own” collection method to display and regularly rotate some of the world’s highest-quality jewelry, gems and minerals.  In 2019, the Gems and Minerals Center of Excellence officially launched with the aim to increase interest in gems and minerals, while positioning the museum as a global leader in gem and mineral education. Kimberly Vagner, the first director of the center, will speak on this new model and on working with collectors to change out displays on a constant basis.

At the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Kim is responsible for curating the Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall, creating programming specific to gems and minerals, and building partnerships with the mineral and gem community. With over 19 years’ experience in the gem and mineral world, Kim has worked at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), David Webb Fine Jewelry, Donna Distefano Ltd., and The Tsavorite Factory. Kim credits her start in the field with volunteering in the Mineral Sciences Department of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. She has a Master of Arts from Parsons School of Design, a Graduate Gemologist certificate from the Gemological Institute of America, and a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs with minors in Earth Sciences and Art History from The George Washington University.

 

THURSDAY: The Collecting Community with Peter Megaw

Peter Megaw, PhD, Exhibits Chair for the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

FRIDAY: Field Collecting with Jeff Deere

Jeff Deere, Mineral Collector
5
Mar

Evening Sky Watch

Tellus Science Museum
Friday, 7 - 9 PM
03/05/2021

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10
Mar

Ask the Expert: Mineral Collecting

Facebook LIVE
Wednesday, 2 PM
03/10/2021

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13
Mar

Scout Saturday: Wolf Cub Scouts

Saturday, 10 AM – 12:30 PM
03/13/2021

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MUSEUM HOURS

Every day 10 AM – 5 PM
Closed New Year’s Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.


ADMISSION

Members: FREE
Adults: $15.95 + tax
Children (3 – 17): $11.95 + tax
Student with ID: $11.95 + tax
Active Military w/ ID: Free
(1/2 price admission for active
duty dependents with ID)
Seniors (65+): $13.95 + tax

LOCATION

100 Tellus Drive
Cartersville, GA 30120
(770) 606-5700
I-75 Exit 293
Cartersville, GA

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