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GeoFest gem, fossil and mineral show returns to Indiana State Museum

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 11, 2020) – Rock, mineral and fossil lovers are invited to GeoFest at the Indiana State Museum on Feb. 21-23. 

This annual gem, fossil and mineral show will feature 22 vendors from all over the country, including bead and jewelry-makers, as well as vendors selling gems and fossils. Community partners will also be on site with hands-on activities for visitors to enjoy. 

For photos of past GeoFests, go here: http://bit.ly/3blYuCl 

WHAT: GeoFest is a gem, fossil and mineral show featuring different vendors from all over the country selling wares for visitors to purchase. These include beautiful cut and uncut gems, giant geodes, incredible fossil specimens and more. Visitors can purchase loose minerals or gems, along with hand-crafted jewelry, beads and polished stones. 

Throughout the three-day event, visitors can also enjoy interactive activities, including jewelry-making or creating their own pet rock. Families can explore Indiana’s ancient seas during “Paleozoic Scuba Diving,” where they’ll see how many creatures they can identify before their “air” runs out. Plus, while you’re here check out Rube Goldberg™: The World of Hilarious Invention! and FIX: Heartbreak and Hope Inside Our Opioid Crisis – both experiences are included with purchase of admission. 

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Feb. 21-23

WHERE: Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St., Indianapolis

COST: Included with purchase of general museum admission; free for members
 

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The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is located in White River State Park in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. It is Indiana’s museum for science, art and culture, offering a place where you can celebrate, investigate, remember, learn and take pride in Indiana’s story in the context of the broader world. Even the building is a showcase of the best Indiana has to offer in architecture, materials and sculpture. Easy and convenient parking is available in the attached underground garage.