The largest, oldest and most prestigious gem and mineral show in the world.
The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® has enjoyed international stature since the 1970s, and was the first gem and mineral show to bring the hobby enthusiast, the public, and the curator/professionals together for discovery and discussion.
The Tucson Gem and Mineral Society
proudly presents the
2017 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®
"Mineral Treasures of the Midwest"
February 09–12, 2017
SMG-Tucson Convention Center
Tickets available starting Thursday, January 12, 2017. Click here to be notified when more information is available.
Interested in participating as a TGMS Dealer in 2017? Click here
Our show exhibits provide a rare window into private and museum collections of the mineral world's stars. It is with great pride that the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society and the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® Committee showcase different treasures each year.
If you would like to participate in the TGMS Exhibit Case Endowment, use this link: exhibit case form.
ExAMPLES from Previous Shows
Kids and the Show
The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® features two separate annual events that focus on kids. The Society's hope is to create an impact on curious young minds, and share the delight in the science and beauty of minerals and related earth sciences. The Society and the Show Committee invite approximately 3000 elementary students to attend the Show. They are afforded a special opportunity to view the exhibits and shop with the dealers. Additionally, over 2,000 children of all ages visit the special Jr. Education area where U of A SESS students share a wealth of mineral and earth sciences information, and answer their questions.
Supporting Mineral and Earth Sciences Organizations
Non-profit mineral and earth sciences organizations are invited, at no cost to them, to participate at the show. Each organization staffs their own booth and meets with the public to share an abundance of information.
Saturday Night Program
The Saturday Night Dinner Program on February 11, 2017 will include a silent auction, buffet, awards ceremony, slide competition awards and a voice auction.
Lectures & Seminars
Lectures are held Thursday through Sunday of the Show week in the Crystal Ballroom and Turquoise Ballroom at the SMG-Tucson Convention Center.
The Arthur Roe Memorial Micromount Symposium is held on Friday, February 12th in the Turquoise Ballroom of the SMG-Tucson Convention Center.
Lecturers and symposiums are open to the public and free of charge.
Show Retail Dealers
There 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.
The Society and the Show Committee invite approximately 3,000 Arizona school students to attend the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® free of charge with their teachers and chaperones. This affords the children a special opportunity to view the exhibits and shop with the Dealers on Friday morning of Show week.
2017 TGMS School Visits application form will be live starting November 1, 2016.