Now that I’m a Mom I can clearly see why rocks are such treasures. Like my daughter, I would find rocks everywhere and ask my Mom to put them in her purse to bring home and add to my rock collection. I now find rocks in my car, pockets and purse all the time and I know they’re special treasures Sophia has found. Heart rocks are our favorite to collect.
Our family gravitates towards any museum exhibit featuring gems and minerals so we were especially excited to hear that GeoFest was coming to The Indiana State Museum.
The past few years we have been out of town for this event but am happy to have been invited this year by the ISM to check it out! We can’t wait to go rock hunting at The Indiana State Museum.
GeoFest at Indiana State Museum:
- Open to the public Friday, Feb. 16 and Saturday, Feb. 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Feb 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Many special activities will be offered during GeoFest, including the opportunity to build a crystalline structure, make your own jewelry and geode, and participate in GeoFest trivia. Plus, enjoy special demonstrations on fluorescing minerals, naming fossils, and rocks and minerals in everyday life.
- On Friday, visitors can enjoy a dig pit, learn about Salem microfossils, and create their own stratigraphy model in Rockin’ Through the Layers.On Saturday and Sunday, try your hand at our mastodon puzzle and practice mineral testing during a Get to Know Moh’s demonstration.
Let me know if you’ll be joining us at GeoFest at Indiana State Museum and what you’re most looking forward to. I’m positive Sophia and I will both choose a special rock to remember the day! Perhaps a Jade to symbolize her middle name.
Find more information on The Indiana State Museums website including a list of exhibitors that will be joining this year’s event!
(All photos courtesy of Indiana State Museum)