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The Museum

OPERATING SCHEDULE

The museum will be open with the following hours:

APRIL– NOVEMBER: Open

Wednesday: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Thursday: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Friday: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Admission Prices: Individual

Family Fun! Hands-On Activities, Great for Kids of All Ages

  • Adventure Package
  • $29 - $34
    • Children (3-12) $29.00
    • Adults $34.00
    • Includes admission to Museum Exhibits, Rock Collecting, Fossil Dig, and Gem Panning. Spend the whole day with us!
  • Combination Museum Exhibits & Rock Collecting
  • $15 - $20
    • Adult $20.00
    • Children (3-16) $15.00
    • Senior Citizens (65+) & Veterans $18.00
    • Includes collecting bag and two pounds of specimens per paid admission. Additional poundage fee: $2 per pound.
  • Museum Exhibits only
  • $12 - $15
    • Adults $15.00
    • Children (3-16) $12.00
    • Senior Citizens (65+) & Veterans $14.00
  • Rock Collecting only
  • $10 - $12
    • Adults $12.00
    • Children (3-16) $10.00
    • Senior Citizens (65+) & Veterans $11.00
    • Includes collecting bag and two pounds of specimens per paid admission. Additional poundage fee: $2 per pound.
    • All persons going into rock collecting areas must pay admission. Collecting area closes 30-minutes prior to museum closing.
  • Fossil Dig
  • $12
  • Per Person
    • Price includes one fossil to take home, but participants can uncover as many fossils as they like before choosing which one to keep.
  • Gem Panning
  • $18
  • Per bag of gem rough
    • Similar to panning for gold: Gems are obtained by washing away sand of lighter weight in a water sluice.

Admission Prices: Group Rates for School / Scout / Camp

Reservations must be made in advance 973-827-3481

Reservations Policy

  1. Reservations are required and may be made up to a year in advance. Please call us at 973-827-3481 to reserve a time slot for your group.
  2. The following qualify for Group Rates: School groups. Scout, camp, and home-school groups of 10 or more attendees.
  3. All prices are subject to change without notice.
  4. These rates do not apply to special events or digs.
  • Adventure Package
  • $20
  • Per Person
    • Includes admission and tour of Museum Exhibits, Mine Replica, Rock Collecting, Fossil Dig, and Gem Panning. Spend the whole day with us!
  • Basic Package
  • $15
  • Per Person
    • Includes admission and tour of Museum Exhibits, Mine Replica and Rock collecting.
  • Rock Collecting only
  • $10
  • Per Person
    • Each admission includes a Museum-supplied collecting bag. All excess poundage not inside the provided bag is $2 per pound.
  • Birthday Party
  • $20
  • Per Person
    • Includes tour of Museum Exhibits, Mine Replica, Fossil Dig and Gem Panning.

Important:

  • Steep grade to dump. Natural rocky terrain.
  • Rates do not apply to special digs or events.
  • NO REFUNDS.

A viewing shed equipped with an ultraviolet light is available for inspecting your minerals for fluorescence.

Call for details (973-827-3481).

Wed ‒ Fri: 11:00am ‒ 4:00pm
Sat: 10:00am ‒ 5:00pm
Sun: 11:00am ‒ 5:00pm

Adults: $25
Children & Students free

32 Evans Street, Franklin, NJ 07416
973-827-3481
info@franklinmineralmuseum.com