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Weekend Activities @ the Burke: Rocks and Minerals

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Sat., Feb. 23, 2013 – Sun., Feb. 24, 2013
11 am –  3 pm
Included with museum admission; FREE for Burke members

Saturdays & Sundays in February, 11 am – 3 pm

The Burke's geology collection is much more than fantastic fossils. This month we are celebrating rocks, minerals, gems, and crystals—from the everyday variety to the rare and wonderful. Learn more about Earth's ingredients and get some inspiration to start a collection of your own. Each weekend you can:

  • Examine and sort a tableful of rocks and minerals
  • Try your skills at identifying rocks, mineral, and crystals using the tools of a geologist
  • Go on a picture treasure hunt of rocks and gems on display at the Burke
  • Make and take home an agate-inspired sun catcher
  • Enjoy guided tours of Burke exhibits during our  "Best of the Burke" tours every Saturday at 1 pm!
  • Make plastic crafts you can take home in the Plastics Unwrapped exhibit

Also, one Saturday per month, experience Collection Tours at 11 am and 1 pm. On February 23, tour the Burke's geology collection for a look at some of the Burke's treasures, with a special emphasis on volcanoes.

Click here to register for the 11 am Collection Tour.

Click here to register for the 1 pm Collection Tour.