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Hours of Operation

  Mineral Museum Mineral Museum Field Trips
Monday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.  
Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  

 

Admission to Science Center Exhibits, Mineral Museum and 1 Planetarium Show
Adults (18 years and older): $16.00
Children (4 to 17 years old): $12.00
Children under 3 years old: Free
College Students w/ID: $12.00
Senior/Military: $12.00
Single item pricing available.

Fields Trips: Please see Flandrau Science Center Field Trips reservation page

Location

The Museum is located on the north-east corner of University Boulevard and Cherry Avenue, on The University of Arizona campus. The nearest major cross-streets are Speedway and Campbell. We are located on the lower level of the Flandrau Science Center and are fully wheelchair accessible. A map displaying the location of the Museum can be found by clicking on the link below:
The University of Arizona Map

Visitor Parking
The closest visitor parking is available in the Cherry Avenue Garage. It can be reached by turning south off of Cherry Avenue from Speedway Boulevard and continuing past University Boulevard. The parking garage will be on the left side of the street. Additional parking is available in the 2nd Street Parking Garage and can be reached by turning off on Mountain Avenue from Speedway Boulevard and driving south to 2nd Street. Turn left on 2nd Street and the parking garage will be on the right side. Parking fees are $2.00 for the first hour and $1 for each additional hour, up to a maximum of $7.00. A visitor parking map can be downloaded from the link below:
http://parking.arizona.edu/pdf/maps/campus.pdf (requires Adobe Acrobat available here)

Disabled Parking
A parking map for visitors with disabilities is available for download from the link below:
http://parking.arizona.edu/pdf/maps/disabled.pdf (requires Adobe Acrobat available here)

Other Parking and Transportation Services
Information is available on other University transportation services on their homepage:
http://parking.arizona.edu/index.php

Other Links
The links below are additional sources of information for those who would like to learn more about our university, city, county, state or local weather.

The University of Arizona

City of Tucson

Pima County

Arizona

Tucson Weather

Field Trips

Click here for the Mineral Museum Field Trip Request Page (via Flandrau Science Center).

The field trip program provides students with a private tour through the Mineral Museum and a more interactive experience, including several activities. A typical program includes time to explore our asteroid cave, view rare and beautiful mineral specimens in our Hubert C. De Monmonier Collection, check out the only scale replica of the Martian surface, and students can try their hand at “crystal construction.” Downstairs in the Mineral Museum, all students will participate in a Mineral Scavenger Hunt and. Groups may also choose to do “Living in a Mineral World”. All of these activities are described below.

Mineral Scavenger Hunt

(Included in all field trips)

Kindergarten-12th grades (25 min.)

This game involves finding minerals on display in the museum based on drawings of their physical appearance. There are large specimens on display that can be touched and are easier for younger students to find. A second group of specimens found in the display cases are more suitable for older students. This exercise allows students to experience mineral forms, color and texture and encourages team-work.

Arizona State Science Standards:

Strand 6, Concept 1 (Kindergarten: PO 1; Grade 3, PO 3)

 

Living in a Mineral World

1st-12th grades (25 min.)

This interactive game helps students realize the importance of minerals that they use in their everyday lives. For example, a student may select a product and then try to decide which mineral(s) might used to manufacture that product. An alternate approach would be to choose a mineral and then try to decide which groups of products depend on that mineral for their manufacture.

Arizona State Science Standards

Strand 6 Concept 1 (Grade 1: PO2, PO3)

 

Click here for the Mineral Museum Field Trip Request Page (via Flandrau Science Center).