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Overview of the Sterling Hill Mining Museum
Mineral Collecting
Education
Fossil Discovery Center
Rock Discovery Center
Ellis Astronomical Observatory
Testimonials

 

Periodic table display with actual elements

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Step Into Earth Science

An enduring geological mystery. A world-famous mineral deposit. And, it’s all right here in a New Jersey museum, just an hour’s drive from New York’s George Washington Bridge!

 

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Learn about all the fun and educational activities at the Sterling Hill Mining Museum.

 

The industrial complex that was once the Sterling Hill zinc mine is now open to the public as the Sterling Hill Mining Museum.

Join us for Underground Mine Tours, fantastic displays of "glow-in-the-dark" fluorescent minerals, extensive outdoor displays of mining machinery, and exhibit halls packed with things you've probably never seen before!

Teachers:  Our mining museum offers a wide variety of educational opportunities for professional development and student activities — just click on the Education link to get started.

 

Zinc with Willemite
Willemite veins in zinc ore.

 

dig in

Kids of any age can do geology field work in our in Rock Discovery Center by collecting 6 different types of rocks which they get to keep. At our Fossil Discovery Center you can collect lots of different fossils and take home 6 of them.

Our onsite Astronomical Observatory offers monthly night viewings. Come see the moon, stars, mars and more. All of these activities are fun learning expediences for school groups, scouts and birthday parties.

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General Schedule

May

Museum Store:   Open daily, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Group Tours:        By appointment only. Call 973-209-7212 for info and bookings.
Public Tours:       Held at 1:00 pm daily

Mineral Collecting:   Open daily weather permitting on the Mine Run dump, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.
                                     Fees: $5 admission plus $1.50/lb for all material taken. Please call ahead.

June

Museum Store:   Open daily, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Group Tours:        By appointment only. Call 973-209-7212 for info and bookings.
Public Tours:       Held at 1:00 pm daily

Mineral Collecting:   Open daily weather permitting on the Mine Run dump, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.
                                     Fees: $5 admission plus $1.50/lb for all material taken. Please call ahead.

July

Museum Store:   Open daily, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Group Tours:        By appointment only. Call 973-209-7212 for info and bookings.
Public Tours:       Held at 10:00am and 1:00 pm daily

Mineral Collecting:   Open daily weather permitting on the Mine Run dump, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.
                                     Fees: $5 admission plus $1.50/lb for all material taken. Please call ahead.

 


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