Weekend fun: GeoFest at the Indiana State Museum

//Weekend fun: GeoFest at the Indiana State Museum

Fun event alert: GeoFest returns to the Indiana State Museum this weekend! While theCityMoms prepare our families for the fest, here’s what you need to know for your own visit.

GeoFest Indiana State Museum - theCityMoms

According to the Indiana State Museum press release:

February 16 through 18, visitors to the Museum can experience GeoFest, an event that features a chance to purchase all types of gems, fossils, rocks, minerals, jewelry and more. About 20 different vendors from around the nation will attend GeoFest, and special programming on those days will allow guests to explore geology by making their own geodes or jewelry, seeing fluorescing minerals, and digging up discoveries in a mock dig pit, along with other activities.

On Feb. 17, the museum staff will also offer a Webelos Earth Rocks Adventure for Cub Scouts. During this activity, Cub Scouts can answer questions in their packets as they participate in various activities to fulfill the Earth Rocks Adventure requirements.

GeoFest Indiana State Museum - theCityMoms

GeoFest Indiana State Museum - theCityMoms

“We want to provide guests with experiences that allow them to be exposed to and explore topics that stimulate their interests and talents,” said Cathy Ferree, president and CEO of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. “Through GeoFest, our guests have a unique opportunity to interact with dozens of artists, mineralogists and other vendors to really dive into those subjects.”

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The festival is included with purchase of general museum admission, which also grants guests access to all museum galleries. A special Scout price of $5 per scout and their immediate family members will be offered as well during GeoFest.

MORE DETAILS: The Indiana State Museum is located at 650 W. Washington Street in downtown Indianapolis. GeoFest is supported by Irving Materials, Inc. Call {317} 232-1637 or visit IndianaMuseum.org for additional information. Photos used courtesy of the Indiana State Museum.

2018-02-06T19:39:38-05:00February 5th, 2018|
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