New Jersey

Franklin Mineral Museum

 
The Franklin Mineral Museum is educational and hands-on earth science and history fun! Here, groups will discover fluorescent rocks and minerals found in New Jersey’s “Fluorescent Mineral Capital of the World,” view thousands of worldwide minerals and put your hand into a dinosaur’s footprint. On field trips, groups can tour through a two-story mine replica and travel back in history to experience mining as it once was. Groups can do their own rock collecting on a mine tailings dump dating back to the 1800s then view collected rocks under a special mineral light to see them in all of their magnificent brilliance. Take home the rocks you and your group collect! Appointment required.
 
 
Contact Info
Address: 32 Evans St., Franklin, NJ 07416. Sussex County.
Tel: 973-827-3481.
Hrs: Vary. 
 
SCHOOL
Field trips to the Franklin Mineral Museum provide a great supplement to geology and Native American history curriculums. Students can learn about fossils, rocks, gems, and more through hands-on activities. Exhibits also feature a variety of American Indian objects, including baskets, pottery, and tools. Learn more about the museum’s American Indian artifacts.
 
Contact Info
Phone: 973-827-3481.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Science, Social Studies.
Topics Covered: earth science, fossils, gems, geology, history, minerals, Native Americans, rocks.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Min. 10 for group rates.
Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies.
Registration: Phone.
Cost: Varies.
Accessible To: PD.
 
 
SCOUTS
Scout groups can work on Geology badges at the museum through a variety of fun activities. They’ll dig for fossils, pan for gems, and more while learning about the properties of rocks. Scouts can also work on Indian Lore badges while touring the American Indian Room.
 
Contact Info
Phone: 973-827-3481.
 
Supports Scout Badges In: Science.
Topics Covered: earth science, fossils, gems, geology, history, minerals, Native Americans, rocks.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Min. 10 for group rates.
Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies.
Registration: Phone.
Cost: Varies.
Accessible To: PD.
 
 
HOMESCHOOL
Visits to the Franklin Mineral Museum provide a great supplement to geology and Native American history homeschool curriculums. Homeschool families are also welcome to see the Gem Mineral Show during the last full weekend of September. Learn more.
 
Contact Info
Phone: 973-827-3481.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Science, Social Studies.
Topics Covered: earth science, fossils, gems, geology, history, minerals, Native Americans, rocks.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Min. 10 for group rates.
Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies.
Registration: Phone.
Cost: Varies.
Accessible To: PD.

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