Update for January 2022: we have distributed all of our Mineral Kits!
Over the past year, the museum distributed 5,160 minerals to 444 children in our community with this program. While we will no longer be offering Mineral Kits, the information on this page will be kept up for anyone who may want to use these resources.
What are mineral kits & how can I request one?
Mineral Kits Promotional Video
Examples of specimens that may be in your kit include:
Blue Lace Agate
What are mineral kits?
The COVID-19 pandemic has limited the number of youth that can visit the mineral museum so we’ve decided to bring the museum to them!
While supplies last, we will be distributing FREE mineral kits which consist of 10-15 small geological specimens (primarily minerals with occasional rocks, fossils, and/or mineraloids) to children in our community. To make the most of our resources, we ask that mineral kits are limited to ONE per household.
How can I request a mineral kit?
Mineral kit requests should be made by calling the museum at (330) 941-7454. As long as mineral kits are still in stock, you will be able to schedule a pickup time and stop by the museum (located in Moser Hall) to get your kit.
Never been to the YSU campus before? Get directions on our Planning a Visit page.
Once you take your mineral kit home, check this website for resources to help learn about and enjoy your new minerals!
Please consider the following:
The small & potentially sharp pieces in the kits are not suitable for small children. Parents or guardians should check the contents of each kit before distributing to children.
If you miss your mineral kit pickup time, the kit you requested may be redistributed to another family. If you know you have to miss your scheduled pickup time, please call in advance to reschedule.