University of Arizona Gem & Mineral Museum

A promise will be fulfilled

The new University of Arizona Gem & Mineral Museum will bring globally renowned scientists to Tucson and set off an explosion of tourism. It will make the UA Geosciences department the center of the Earth sciences universe and unify the mineralogy community that revolves around it. 

The museum is on track to open in 2020. And that depends on you. 

In order to take advantage of this opportunity, the museum must raise a minimum of $5-$10 million. The $18 million Pima County Courthouse renovation is targeted for completion in 2020, and the lower level labs could be opened before the end of 2018.  
We know we can meet this challenge, and we can do so very quickly. Let’s turn this historic building into a world-famous museum and world-class destination for Earth scientists. Since you are recognized as someone with a vital interest in the project, we’d like to ask for your help in making this vision a reality.


There are a number of ways in which you can help to support the Museum.

Monetary Donations
Monetary donations help us share our collection with the public, preserve and care for our collection, improve our educational programs, enhance, expand and maintain our exhibits and purchase new specimens.

For donations by mail, please make checks payable to The University of Arizona Mineral Museum
and addressed to:

Development Office
University of Arizona Department of Geosiences
PO Box 210077

Tucson, AZ 85721-0077

Secure online donations can be made at the University of Arizona’s Foundation website.

Specimen Donations
Specimen donations help us to improve our collection with better or different examples of minerals from new and diverse localities. If you would like to donate specimens, please contact