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Visitor Information

EXHIBITS OVERVIEW

The A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum’s holdings include:

  • An extensive worldwide collection of minerals owned by Michigan Tech,
  • University of Michigan Mineral Collection jointly owned by Michigan Tech and the University of Michigan under the Michigan Mineral Alliance, and the
  • Guinness World Record 17-ton native copper slab on permanent loan from the State of Michigan, Department of Natural Resources.

There are about 4,000 specimens on exhibit. These change as new specimens are acquired, loaned to the museum from private collectors, and cycled from our extensive holdings.

The museum exhibits consist of the Thomas D. Shaffner Exhibit Hall, the Phyllis and John Seaman Garden, and the Copper Pavilion. To learn more about our exhibits go to Museum

Many people spend at least two hours for a visit even though it takes much more time to truly see everything offered in the exhibits.

ADMISSION FEE

(Good for two days in a row)

$6 Adult
$5 Senior
$3 Student (with college ID)
$2 Junior (ages 9-17)
Free for children up to age 8

PARKING: FREE

Contact us for group rates.
Admission Fee is waived for Michigan Tech students and employees.

Lake Superior agate collected underwater by diver Bob Barron off Keweenaw Point, Michigan (DM25605). Specimen 6 cm across. Photo by J. Jaszczak. Donated by

 

LOCATION

1404 E. Sharon Avenue, south Michigan Tech campus

From US-41 at the stoplight take MacInnes Drive uphill 1.1 miles to the museum—follow signage. 

From M-26 at the stoplight turn on Sharon Avenue to east (Pizza Hut side), continue straight on Sharon Avenue through two 4-way stops; museum is 1.7 miles from M-26 junction or 0.6 miles from second 4-way stop.