underground mine tour including the rainbow room at sterling hill mine



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Tour the Sterling Hill Mining Museum

Periodic Table

Real life examples of miner life are on display in Zobel Hall and this cool Periodic Table display with actual elements.

Even a Trex Skull!

Trex skull on display in the Zobel Exhibit Hall






















The rainbow room fluorescent minerals

A Site to See! The Thomas S. Warren Museum of Fluorescence part of the Underground Mine Tour at the Sterling Hill Mining Museum


Birthday Parties

Having your child’s next birthday party at Sterling Hill Mining Museum offers the combination of an educational experience, the thrill of touring a real underground mine and becomes a hands on educational experience when Rock or Fossil Discovery Centers are added.

Glowing Minerals!

Every kid loves and is amazed with our world famous “Fluorescent Rainbow Tunnel,” where everybody takes home a fluorescent mineral for free. We have available seating both indoor and outdoor depending on weather and are handicap accessible.

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Rock Discover Center for adults and kids

Take 6 samples home from the Rock Discovery Center.

Rock Discover Center for adults and kids


Find and take home many different fossils from our Fossil Discovery Center.


Package Ideas

What a Blast!
Include the Mine Tour on the day of your visit and the Birthday Child gets to press the button on the blasting demo inside the Mine!

Groups of 10 or more:
Birthday child goes free.

Groups of 20 or more:
Birthday child goes free AND gets a free miner's cap with light.

Mine Tour alone:
each / $7 for groups of 10 or more

Mine Tour with the Rock Discovery Center: $12 each / $11 for groups of 10 or more

Mine Tour with the Fossil Discovery Center*:
$12.50 each / $11.50 for groups of 10 or more

Fossil Discovery Center* & Rock Discovery Center: $8.50 each

Major Miner Package:
each / $15.50 groups 10 or more
The package includes the Mine Tour, Rock Discovery Center and Fossil Discovery Center.*

* For the Fossil Discovery Center you must book your date on a date when the Fossil Discovery Center is open. See our Calendar for a full schedule.

Above prices are for children under 12, adults are extra.

The Museum offers a fully stocked Miner’s Pick Museum Store, the Miner’s Lunchbox an air- conditioned indoor snack bar seating area as well as a covered outdoor picnic area and modern restroom facilities.



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