2017 Show Details

Friday, April 7: Noon - 9 pm
Saturday, April 8: 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday, April 9: 10 am - 6 pm
Parking: Free
Admission: Ages 12 and over = $15 (Good for all 3 days)
 Ages 4 to 11 = $10, includes choice of a fossil, mineral, or a cut gem! (Good for all 3 days)
 Under 4 = Free
 ** Cash only. There is an ATM in the lobby.
 ** Admission fee includes all exhibits, attractions, demonstrations, children's activities, mineral and fossil club giveaways, and a generous donation to the Franklin Mineral Museum
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Formal Exhibits: #1: New! From the Smithsonian Institution, we will feature The Evolving Universe, our finest exhibit yet. Visitors will journey from the here and now of Earth to beyond our galaxy, traveling back through time and out into space.
  #2: New! From the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), comes the exquisite exhibit Picturing Science
  #3: New! From the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, comes... to-be-announced!
  #4: Glowing ultraviolet minerals in the dimmed Jr. Ballroom presented by the Franklin Mineral Museum. They will also have glowing specimens for sale.
  #5: The American Museum of Natural History's Natural Histories: 400 Years of Scientific Illustrations features 50 large format illustrations, published in books between 1500 and 1915. A museum quality presentation!
  #6: The return of the modest Smithsonian Institute's The Mask of Lincoln
  #7: Dinosaurs! ...including the adult T-rex skeleton named "Ivan".
  #8: Touch the Moon! ..and Mars! ...and asteroid Vesta! See and touch specimens from these worlds.
  #9: Other surprises are being pursued and will be announced when finalized. Our goal is to expand into all sciences, technology, engineering, medicine, and history. Got an idea? Email Lowell via the 'Contact Us' tab.
Other Cool Things: #1. New! Every $10 child admission includes their choice of a faceted 1 - 3 carat cubic zirconia, or a natural 2 cm golden pyrite cube ("fools' gold") from Spain, or a 50 million year old fossil fish from Wyoming.
  #2: New! Carl Mehling, a paleontologist at the American Museum of Natural History will authenticate and identify your fossils for free.
  #3: Dig for fossils at the PaleoBond booth, sluice for gemstones or crack geodes at the Dinosaurs Rock booth, and test your metal detecting skills at the East Coast Research & Discovery Association booth.
  #4: Dinosaurs Rock will create a huge 3,000 square foot museum display of dinosaurs and other interesting fossils in the center of the show.
  #5: Various NJ and NY mineral, fossil, and lapidary clubs will keep the kids busy with activities and giveaways.
  #6: The Physics and Geology departments from Rutgers University will participate with activities and demonstrations.
  #7: A separate 20,000 square foot 'Wholesale Only' area open will be open to those in possession of a sales tax / business license.
Vendor Booths:350 - 400
Expected Attendance: 20,000+
Recommended Hotels: We negotiated significantly reduced rates at the two closest hotels (Hilton Garden Inn and Sheraton). Please go to our Exhibitor Information page and scroll down to HOTELS / ACCOMMODATIONS.
Taxis from Metropark Station: Checker Taxi: 732-634-8300
  Independent Taxi: 848-205-1075
  Metuchen Taxi: 732-548-0064
Past Exhibits:

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