What are mineral kits & how can I request one?
Mineral Kits Promotional Video
Mineral kits randomly include any 15 of the following:
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 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 PAGES Department at (330) 941-3616. As long as mineral kits are still in stock, you will be able to schedule a pickup time and stop by the PAGES department office (located in room 2023 of Ward Beecher Science Hall, on the same floor as the planetarium) 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.