Pinal Geology & Mineral Museum
Pinal Geology & Mineral Museum  

Where Learning & Art Come Together

Pinal Geology & Mineral Museum oficially opened its doors in the Artisan Village of Coolidge in 2016. The museum honors the mining and mineral heritage of Arizona that has been part of the cultural fabric for centuries. Our displays and permanent collection of Arizona Minerals complements changing exhibits on a variety of earth science subjects.

Permanent Collection

The Pinal Geology & Mineral Museum boasts an growing collection of exhibits both on-loan and permanent display that tells the story of the earth and its riches especially for Arizona. Numerous people have provided their personal collections to the Museum so people and especially our youth can view the gifts of the earth and show them not only the beautiy of the natural world but also excite them to pursue a career in the earth sciences. The permanent collection is geared to provide a significant learning experience permanent collections.

Current Exhibits

Pinal Geology and Mineral Museum News (pinalgeologymuseum.org) 

The Flagg Mineral Foundation has stepped up again. They have purchased a custom built drawer unit for the Museum. Arizona Correctional Industries, wood workshop at the Florence Prison, built the custom drawer unit to hold the Museum’s reference collection. They did an outstanding job making the unit and volunteers have already placed over two thousand specimens in the drawers.

Pinal Geology and Mineral Museum News (pinalgeologymuseum.org)

We have a new activity for Children at the Museum. It is Cullen’s Rock and Mineral Dig. Cullen Connolly was the first junior member of the Pinal Gem and Mineral Society. He had a neuromuscular disorder, but was always on the go and he loved minerals. The way he would light up when he got a new specimen would make us all happy. We had a place in the desert that we could take him for a field trip; it had minerals put there that he could collect. That area has been posted now so we decided to move the collecting area to the Museum. Cullen lost his life in a car accident when a drunk driver hit their car. To honor his joy at collecting we have named the Rock and Mineral Dig in his memory.

Marc Rodriguez of Coolidge was looking for a public service project to finish his Eagle Service Badge enlisted him to build the collecting area. He did a fantastic job as you can see from the photograph.

On September 20 before the Mineral Club meeting we had a ribbon cutting to open the new collecting area

Ribbon Cutting (right to left) Marc Rodriguez, Coolidge Mayor- Jon Thompson, Ray Grant, Rick Miller

Children are allowed to find three or four specimens that they can keep and the ones who have been collecting were really excited

Guided Tours

Guided tours are available upon request. Have a look at our schedule in advance or simply ask our staff for the next available tour.

Admission To the Museum is FREE!

Hours: 
Currently by appointment for the summer. Tour arrangements can be made by visiting the Coolidge Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center in the Artisan Village.

Self-Guided Tour :
Browsing the museum can be greatly enhanced when you bring along your very own copy of our Self-Guided Tour Booklet . A copy is available at the Visitor Center and available under Self-Guided Tour Booklet section of this website..

Guided Tours :
The Pinal Geology Museum will a popular tour destination in the Artisan Village. From kindergarten classes through adult civic groups, our tours are tailored to deliver age-appropriate content to each group. To learn more, please visit our website www.PinalGeologyMuseum.org. on 
Tours.

 

Where to find us

Pinal Geology & Mineral Museum

Located in

Artisan Village of Coolidge

351 N. Arizona Boulevard
Coolisge, AZ 85128
 
Phone: 520 723-3009

Email: info@PinalGeologyMuseum.org

Dr. Ray Grant - Curator

 

 

Current Exhibits

Our exhibits change regularly. Contact our team to be informed about our current exhibits.

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