Education Center
Scout Merit Badge Assistance
Geode Cracking
Free Mineral Collection (for kids under 12)
Free Fossils (for kids under 12)
Free Fossil, Meteorite, Mineral & Gemstone Identification
Swap Area

Museums Exhibiting
Cincinnati Museum Center
Cranbrook Institute of Science
Falls of Ohio State Park
Indiana State Museum
Limper Geology Museum, Miami University

Maine Mineral and Gem Museum

Wayne State University Geology Museum

Cincinnati Mineral Society juniors
Dayton Gem and Mineral Society
Greater Cincinnati Lapidary & Faceting Society
Kentucky Geological Survey 
Micromineral Society of Cleveland 
Mineralogical Society of Cleveland
Private Collections & Show Dealers

Education Center
Learn more about minerals, rocks and fossils, or receive Scout Merit Badge assistance at the Education Center operated by geology students and educators from the University of Cincinnati. 

Scout Merit Badge Assistance

Scout Merit Badge Information
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Geode Cracking

Visit the geode cracking booth in the arena and decide if you want to open a quartz crystal-lined geode.

Lapidary Arts
Table demonstrations throughout the show

Free Door Prizes!

Free Fossil Identification Booth

Free Rock, Mineral and Meteorite ID
Saturday and Sunday 11 to 3

Free Gemstone and Jewelry ID
Saturday and Sunday 1 to 3


Free Mineral Collection 
(for children under 12)
Saturday and Sunday

Everyone under age 12 can select mineral specimens and begin their own collection. Mineral specimens are compliments of the Cincinnati Mineral Society.