Passport to Geology: Minerals from Around the World
In this one-hour adventure, Curator of Mineralogy Dr. Madison Barkley will showcase some incredible mineral and rock specimens from all over the world, and you will be able to view them right here in Arizona.Free with $5 general museum admission.Saturday April 21, 201210:30 am – 12:00 pm 949 E. 2nd St. Tucson AZ 85719
Friday, March 30, 2012
Legislature approved inefficiency and redundancy
The Arizona Historical Society website (http://www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org/) currently includes the following:
The Tucson area is already served by the mineral museum at the University of Arizona which is open to the public.
Metropolitan Phoenix now has no mineral museum.
Admission at the former Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum in Phoenix was only $2 rather than $5.
The AHS mineral program is currently costing taxpayers more than the mineral museum in Phoenix did when it closed. The mineral museum was operated by volunteers and self-supported staff. The AHS mineral program has a state paid employee.
Tens of thousands (per year) of metropolitan Phoenix students are now being deprived of free K-12 mineral museum education programs that supported the state mandated education curriculum.
Less for more!