The glowing ultraviolet mineral exhibit from the Franklin Mineral Museum returns this year. The dinosaurs and the Kids’ Corner activities have been moved to the Main Ballroom. The Aerolite Meteorite exhibit is in the Junior Ballroom where many of the specimens will be offered for sale. Advance ticket buyers get one hour early entry to these exhibits and activities — but not to the main sales floor which opens at the advertised time.
This huge family-friendly show and sale features common | intermediate | investment grade mineral specimens, fossils, dinosaurs, meteorites, gemstones, artisan jewelry, amber, turquoise, emeralds, beads, findings, gold, silver, crystals, cabochons, science gifts, metaphysical, interior decor, petrified wood, craftsman jewelry boxes, tools, supplies, and so much more. Sellers come from all over the world to meet buyers who who come from the trip-state area and beyond.
Dinosaurs Rock Kids Corner is the place where children can sluice for minerals, dig for fossils, crack geodes, mine for gems, and try their hand at metal detecting. Every kid who visits the Kids Corner will receive a Free Fossil. Plus, other activities and fossil & mineral giveaways by the friendly volunteers from eight local mineral societies, fossil clubs, lapidary associations, and Rutgers University Museum. All this takes place adjacent to the cafeteria.
Business owners! We have a separate Wholesale Only section for bulk buyers who have a business license. For credential info, please read the bottom of the Visitor Info page.