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 May – August 2023


The museum is in summer mode and will be closed to the public while we complete inventory projects. Please check back in late August for our fall 2023 public open hours!

Questions? You can still contact the museum specialist throughout the summer by calling (330)941-7454 or emailing sahudzik01@ysu.edu.

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

Contact Us

Museum Phone: (330) 941-7454

Email: sahudzik01@ysu.edu

PAGES Department: (330) 941-3616