Check out our impressive collection of gems and minerals from different parts of North Carolina, including a 15.3 carat emerald, some radioactive uranium ore, the “Carolina Heart” amethyst, garnets, quartz, and more. Discover minerals that are essential to technology and space exploration and played a part in PARI’s history, like mica and kyanite. Our fossils and dinosaur egg you can hold in your hands reveal just how much of an impact meteorites can have on a planet.
Many other examples from around the world await. And, don’t miss the dark fluorescent tunnel that shows the interaction between light and matter with minerals that change colors before your eyes!