Hall of Minerals and Hall of Gems

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street

These halls contain exquisite treasures, which can be systematically arranged according to their similarities and differences in the same manner as animals and plants. In the Hall of Minerals the visitor finds minerals composed of a single element, s... more

These halls contain exquisite treasures, which can be systematically arranged according to their similarities and differences in the same manner as animals and plants. In the Hall of Minerals the visitor finds minerals composed of a single element, such as gold and copper, and groups that combine several elements, such as the silicates quartz, amethyst, and mica. The Hall of Gems displays groups of stones that showcase an extraordinary range of size, color, and shape. Among these specimens is the 563-carat Star of India, the largest and most famous star sapphire in the world. Formed some two billion years ago, the Star of India was discovered several centuries ago and donated to the Museum by J. P. Morgan in 1900. Also featured in the Hall of Gems is the Patricia Emerald, a 632-carat specimen that is one of the very few large, gem-quality emeralds that have been preserved uncut. The specimen is exceedingly rare not only because of its size and color, but also because of its dihexagonal, or twelve-sided, shape.


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Hall of Minerals and Hall of Gems

Hall of Minerals and Hall of Gems
12/01/2020 10:00 AM
Tue, December 01
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Minerals and Hall of Gems
12/02/2020 10:00 AM
Wed, December 02
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Minerals and Hall of Gems
12/03/2020 10:00 AM
Thu, December 03
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Minerals and Hall of Gems
12/04/2020 10:00 AM
Fri, December 04
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Minerals and Hall of Gems
12/05/2020 10:00 AM
Sat, December 05
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Minerals and Hall of Gems
12/06/2020 10:00 AM
Sun, December 06
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Minerals and Hall of Gems
12/07/2020 10:00 AM
Mon, December 07
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Minerals and Hall of Gems
12/08/2020 10:00 AM
Tue, December 08
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Minerals and Hall of Gems
12/09/2020 10:00 AM
Wed, December 09
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Minerals and Hall of Gems
12/10/2020 10:00 AM
Thu, December 10
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
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American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
(212) 769-5100

Schedule

December 1, Tuesday 10:00AM
December 2, Wednesday 10:00AM
December 3, Thursday 10:00AM
December 4, Friday 10:00AM
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