INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana State Museum will host its 15th annual fossil, gem and mineral show GeoFest on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17 and 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will take place at the museum, located at 650 W. Washington Street in downtown Indianapolis.
GeoFest, presented by Indiana-based Irving Materials, Inc. (IMI) will feature geology experts, exhibitors, chances to win geo prizes and hands-on activities that include making your geode, discovering how rocks and minerals are used in everyday life, building crystalline structures and comparing your speed against ice age animals. Participants will also have the chance to explore the museum’s natural history galleries.
“GeoFest is an opportunity to see and buy amazing gems, minerals, and fossils, and to learn about the Earth through our exhibitions and special activities offered by the museum and earth science organizations from throughout the state,” said Peggy Fisherkeller, curator of geology. “Many of the exhibitors will have just returned from one of the country’s premiere gem and mineral shows in Tucson, Arizona, so GeoFest will be the first opportunity to see treasures from all over the world.”
GeoFest is included with museum admission. Group rates are available. School group and home school group reservations are required to receive free admission. A scout admission price of $5 per person for all scouts and their families.
For more information, please call the museum at 317.232.1637 or visit online at indianamuseum.org.