At the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History - current exhibits:
The Last American Dinosaurs: Discovering a Lost World
Location: Second Floor November 25, 2014 - 2018 (TBA)
66 Million Years Ago, the last dinosaurs roamed what is now the Western Interior of North America. Then global catasprophe ended their reign. Walk through time to explore our scientists' findings to the questions that help us understand America's last dinosaurs, their the lives, and their ultimate demise.
The Hope Diamond
The Hope Diamond, is on display in The Harry Winston Gallery. To learn more, visit the Smithsonian Channel's website for the documentary, “Mystery of the Hope Diamond”.
also check out different minerals at geogallery.si.edu the Smithsonian's gem and mineral site.main page: www.si.edu
Franklin Mineral Museum 32 Evans Street Franklin, New Jersey 07416
The Sterling Hill Mining Museum 30 Plant Street Ogdensburg, NJ 07439
973-209-MINE (6463) sterlinghillminingmuseum.org
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
at the link below you can see the giant Azurite pieces from the William Sansom Vaux collection that Joe Venuto was talking about at the February meeting. These are awesome and so beautiful!
Mineralogical & Geological Museum - Planetary Science Gallery is located within the Harvard Museum of Natural History at 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA. Visiting hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with the exception of New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Over 3,000 mineral, rock, gem, and meteorite specimens from the MGMH collections are on display in our public gallery. website: mgmh.fas.harvard.edu
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street New York, NY 10024-5192 Phone: 212-769-5100
Open daily from 10 am - 5:45 pm except on Thanksgiving and Christmas www.amnh.org/our-research/physical-sciences/earth-and-planetary-sciences/collections/minerals-and-gems
some interesting stories on the link
Here is where our minerals collection went from the Academy of Natural Sciences!
Carnegie Museum of Natural History 4400 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213 412.622.3131 interesting info about PA minerals: http://www.carnegiemnh.org/minerals/