The Wichita Gem & Mineral Show provides a unique look at nature with its show, “Nature’s Treasures.” The annual show is April 21-23, 2017 at the Cessna Activity Center, 2744 George Washington Blvd. in Wichita.
The show’s sponsors, the Wichita Gem and Mineral Society, have organized a family event with gem and mineral specimens from throughout the world. Of local interest will be a variety of Kansas Fossils and Meteorites which are often found in Kansas. Displays and vendors will feature colorful gem stones, fossils, agates, crystals, meteorites, beads, jewelry and lapidary materials. This is a very kid-friendly event – they’ll enjoy digging through the junior rockpile, spinning a treasure wheel, and sorting through rock and fossil specimens they get in their grab bags.
Gem show hours are:
Friday April 21, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday April 22, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday April 23 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission is $5 for adults, $1 for kids ages 12-17, and kids under 12 are FREE with a paid adult admission.
A discount coupon for $1 off the regular price of adult admission is available at http://www.wgmsks.org/Annual_Show.htm One flyer is good for $1 off ALL the adult admissions in your group!
Friday is Education Day with a special mineral identification program for school groups. Other activities geared towards children include the junior rock pile, gem hunt, grab bags and gem wheel.
Gemologists will be available to identify gem stones.
There will demonstrations, shopping, kid fun, and more! This is a great, inexpensive event for the whole family.