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Our special exhibits alone are worth the price of admission, and they get better every year as we get bigger every year. This is what we have for 2017: 
#1) From the Smithsonian Institution, we will feature "The Evolving Universe", our finest exhibit yet. Visitors will journey from the here and now of Earth to beyond our galaxy, traveling back through time and out into space. 
#2) From the American Museum of Natural History, comes the 22-panel exhibit "Picturing Science". 
#3) Prehistoric Planet will erect a 13' tall Stegodon from the Ice Age. 
#4) See glowing ultraviolet minerals in the dimmed Jr. Ballroom presented by the Franklin Mineral Museum. They will also have glowing specimens for sale. 
#5) Returning from last year: the massive American Museum of Natural History's "Natural Histories", the Smithsonian's modest "The Mask of Lincoln", and large adult dinosaurs including a T-rex! 

This huge family-friendly show and sale features fine mineral specimens, fossils, dinosaurs, meteorites, gemstones, artisan jewelry, gold, silver, crystals, metaphysical, interior decor, amber, turquoise, emeralds, beads, petrified wood, craftsman jewelry boxes, tools, supplies, and so much, MUCH more! 

Prices are 60% to 90% lower than museum stores, gift shops, and jewelry outlets because this is where they come to buy. We now welcome vendors of all sciences and history to our show and our special exhibits will reflect this much wider focus — but at heart this will always be a mineral, fossil, gem, and jewelry event.

Every $10 child admission includes their choice of a 1-3 carat cubic zirconia gem, or a 2 cm golden pyrite cube (fool's gold) from Spain, or a 50 million year old fossil fish from Wyoming, or a Herkimer diamond! (the retail value on these free items is up to $40!) The admission fee also includes all exhibits, attractions, demonstrations, children's activities, mineral and fossil club giveaways, and a generous donation to the Franklin Mineral Museum. Open to the public: $15 adults, $10 age 5-12, under 5 are free with adult. Expect to spend 2 - 5 hours here. Good quality food is sold on premises.