On Saturday, January 21, and Sunday, January 22, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum will hold its annual mineral sale and a series of events involving minerals. Minerals from all over the world will be on sale from 9 am to 4 pm at the Baldwin Education Building. Prices range from 50 cents to hundreds of dollars.
There will be family oriented educational stations at which children can collect free mineral specimens. Children are encouraged to bring an empty egg carton in which to put their specimens. These events will be held from 10 am to 3 pm both days. The events include: Find Fossils, Seeing Double, Crystal Origami, Ride through the rock cycle, Discover micro-minerals, Minerals in my chocolate? matching game, Mineral Wheel of Fortune, Meteorites and more.
There are also other attractions such as the raptor free flights at 10 am and 2 pm. Come on out and help the museum celebrate its 60th anniversary year.
See also my ARTICLE INDEX page for more on the natural history of the Sonoran Desert.