The product of a generous donation from a local family, The Clarence R. Smith Mineral Museum showcases high quality specimens from around the world! Conveniently located on the campus of Youngstown State University, the museum lies within walking distance of several local points of interest. Stop in for a minute or an hour, by yourself or with a group, during open hours or by appointment; the Clarence R. Smith Mineral Museum is here for the education and enjoyment of the community!
Hours of Operation
Effective January 9th through April 30th, 2023:
Please note that the museum will be closed during spring break week (March 5-12) as well as on Saturday, April 8th and Saturday, April 15th. For additional information, please read through our “Planning a Visit” page.
New for the 2022-2023 school year!
Over the summer we doubled the number of minerals in the fluorescent display case and added informational signage. Come check it out starting August 29th, 2022!
Looking for answers about a rock you have?
We recommend using the Online Rock Identification form created by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Click here to fill out the form & submit photos of your rock to a state geologist!
Moser Hall (First Floor)
134 Lincoln Avenue
Youngstown, Ohio 44503
Museum Phone: (330) 941-7454
PAGES Department: (330) 941-3616