acclaimed Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® is held every year on the second full
weekend of February (starting with a Thursday). It has set the standard for gem
and mineral shows around the world, and is now the largest gem and mineral show
in the United States. The Show is open to the public and presents retail Dealers
only. Proceeds from the Show remain in the Tucson economy and are used to support
mineral knowledge and appreciation.
Tucson Gem and Mineral Society, Inc. and Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® Committee
remains dedicated to presenting extraordinary mineral, gem, fossil, lapidary and
jewelry exhibits. These exhibits provide a rare window into private and museum
collections from around the world.
Saturday Night Dinner Program on February 14, 2015 will include a silent auction,
buffet, awards ceremony, slide competition awards and a live auction.
and seminars are held Thursday through Sunday of the Show week in the Crystal
Ballroom and Turquoise Ballroom at the Tucson Convention Center. They are open
to the public and free of charge.
are an estimated 250 retail dealers sharing the Exhibition Hall and the Arena
areas of the Tucson Convention Center. An unparalleled variety of mineral, fossil,
jewelry, lapidary crafts and related publications are presented under one roof.
Society and the Show Committee invite approximately 3,000 Arizona elementary school
students from grades 3-5 to attend the free of charge with their teachers and
chaperones Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®. This affords the children a special
opportunity to view the exhibits and shop with the Dealers on Friday morning of
cooperative effort between the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society and the Society
of Earth Science Students from the University of Arizona provides a truly fun
and educational experience for any child who loves the earth sciences. In the
Junior Education area at our Show children go through a maze of educational experiments
in an exciting interaction with the university students. They will go on a mineral
treasure hunt, and bring home with them a variety of clearly identified
specimens that will remind them for many years of this real and unique journey
into the realm of science and education.