#1: New! From the American Museum of Natural History comes Natural Histories: 400 Years of Scientific Illustrations. It features fifty exquisite poster-size illustrations, published in books between 1500 and 1915.
#2: New! Dinosaurs Rock will create a huge 3,000 square foot museum display of dinosaurs and other large fossils. As seen on TV!
#3: New! The Smithsonian Institution will provide The Mask of Lincoln. Although not mineral & fossil related, it was too interesting to pass up.
#4: New! "The Story of Radioactivity : from Bohemia to the Cuban Missile Crisis". This private collection traces radioactivity from 1557 to 1962.
#5: The return of glowing Ultraviolet minerals from the Franklin Mineral Museum collection, in association with the Sterling Hill Mining Museum.
#1: New! Every $5 children's ticket comes with a free mineral specimen that glows under UV light. Then see it glow in our darkened UV mineral room.
#2: Dig for fossils at the PaleoBond booth, sluice for gemstones at the Dinosaurs Rock booth, and test your metal detecting skills at the East Coast Research & Discovery Association booth.
#3: Meet the stars of the TV show Prospectors including Amanda, Travis, and Dwayne. This popular Weather Channel show is in its 4th year.
#4: A separate 20,000 square foot 'Wholesale Only' area open only to those in possession of a sales tax / business license.
#5: A 'Local Interest' area for local businesses not related to mineral, fossil, gems, and jewelry. This handful of folks will be offering gifts and services.