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!
Willemite veins in zinc ore.
Public Tours Daily:
promptly at 1 P.M.
Ticket Prices (includes
Child: $9 (4-12
- 2 hour underground walking tour
- The Mine is 56°, so bring a light jacket
- Wheelchair/stroller accessible
- Recommended to arrive 15 minutes before
Labor Day Weekend):Daily Public
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
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
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,
All Scout Groups
Home School Groups
Organizations, Clubs, Camps & more!
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The Sterling Hill Mining Museum
Our mission is to tell the story of the Sterling Hill Mine and
inspire learning about earth sciences, engineering, and the responsible
use of the earth’s nonrenewable resources.