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GeoSTEM Academy

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Video Tour
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!

 

Zinc with Willemite
Willemite veins in zinc ore.

 

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Public Tours Daily:

starts promptly at 1 P.M.

Ticket Prices (includes tour only) 

Adult: $12

Senior: $11 (65+)

                 Child: $9 (4-12 years old)

  •  2 hour underground walking tour     
  • The Mine is 56, so bring a light jacket
  • Wheelchair/stroller accessible
  • Recommended to arrive 15 minutes before tour starts
July&August(including Labor Day Weekend):Daily Public Tours @ 10 A.M.&1 P.M.

 

Gift Shop Open Daily: 10A.M.-3 P.M.

 

Rock Discovery Center: every Saturday & Sunday at 12 P.M

  • Admission fee: $4 per person
  • Learn about, identify, collect and keep 6 different rock and mineral specimens

Rock & Mineral Collecting:

  • $5 admission fee to enter dump                           

  • $1.50 for each lb. collected

  • Must be 7+

  • Closed footwear required (NO open-toed shoes/flip flops)

  • Eye protection required for hammer use

Our rock and mineral dump is full of world famous flourescent minerals from Sterling Hill/Franklin, but also includes sections of minerals from all around the globe!
     Rock Hammers are available for rental in the gift shop -Guests may bring their own approved rock hammers (no claw hammer or ball peen)
Paperwork is required for Rock & Mineral Collecting
Print and fill out forms at home for faster admission!

Single Adult Release Form                                    Guardian and Child Release Form

 

Interested in a private group tour*? 973-209-7212

Book early to get your preferred date.

* Groups must have 15 or more people to schedule a tour, less than 14 persons should attend the Daily Public Tour *

We Offer Many Group Tours Including:

  • Educational Field trips

  • College Level Tours (Geology, History, ect.)

  • All Scout Groups

  • Birthday Parties

  • Home School Groups

  • Photography Tours

  • Organizations, Clubs, Camps & more! 

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Upcoming Special Events

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Museum Closed for Christmas
Where: Sterling Hill Mining Museum
Time: Closed All Day

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Museum closed for New Year's Day
Where: Sterling Hill Mining Museum
Time: Closed All day

 

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The Sterling Hill Mining Museum
Our mission is to tell the story of the Sterling Hill Mine and to
inspire learning about earth sciences, engineering, and the responsible
use of the earth’s nonrenewable resources.