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November 2017

mineral sale in store

Members-Only Sale

November 18, 2017 - November 22, 2017

Members-only sale of items in the museum store. Sale continues November 24 after Thanksgiving.

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store jewelry

Public Sale

November 25, 2017 - November 30, 2017

End-of-season sale of items in the museum store. Open to the public.

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April 2018

school buses

Museum Resumes 7-Day Schedule

April 2, 2018

Spring is here! Our doors are now open with a seven-days-a-week schedule.

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dino

2018 NJ Mineral, Fossil, Gem and Jewelry Show

April 4, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - April 6, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
NJ Expo Center, 97 Sunfield Avenue
Edison, NJ 08837

The Franklin Mineral Museum will again provide 10 cases of fluorescent minerals for display in the Junior Ballroom during the show. This family-friendly show features minerals, fossils, jewelry, gemstones, decorator items, beads, giftware, lapidary tools and supplies, and more. Also featured is a 6,000-square-foot activity center for kids. Times: Wed - Fri:   12:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sat & Sun:  10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Entrance Fee:  Free = Under 4 $10 = Age 4-11 $15 = Age 12 and…

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dino

2018 NJ Mineral, Fossil, Gem and Jewelry Show

April 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - April 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
NJ Expo Center, 97 Sunfield Avenue
Edison, NJ 08837

The Franklin Mineral Museum will again provide 10 cases of fluorescent minerals for display in the Junior Ballroom during the show. This family-friendly show features minerals, fossils, jewelry, gemstones, decorator items, beads, giftware, lapidary tools and supplies, and more. Also featured is a 6,000-square-foot activity center for kids. Times: Wed - Fri:   12:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sat & Sun:  10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Entrance Fee:  Free = Under 4 $10 = Age 4-11 $15 = Age 12 and…

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May 2018

miner's day celebration

Miners Day and Volunteer Appreciation Day

May 6, 2018

A combination outdoor and indoor event, by invitation only. This event honors the miners who worked in the Franklin and Ogdensburg zinc mines and features music by the Franklin Band, science awards to local students, and speakers on local history and mining lore. Lunch and refreshments provided.

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July 2018

FMM summer sale

Summer Mineral Sale

July 7, 2018 - September 7, 2018

Summer mineral sale in Kraissl Hall. Open to the public. Both local (Franklin – Sterling Hill) and worldwide minerals will be available, along with miscellaneous mineral-related books, collecting equipment, mining memorabilia, etc. This year it is a little extra special. Like last year we have hundreds of world-wide minerals and fossils for sale. This year we are including hundreds of fluorescent minerals from around the world, including many spectacular Franklin and Sterling Hill fluorescent minerals! So it is a white-light…

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September 2018

mineral sale

62nd Annual Franklin-Sterling Gem & Mineral Show

September 29, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Littell Community Center (formerly the Franklin Armory), 12 Munsonhurst Road
Franklin, NJ 07416

Will again be held at the Littell Community Center (formerly the Franklin Armory), this 2-Day Show includes both indoor and outdoor dealers in minerals, fossils, gems, and jewelry. INDOOR SHOW Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. OUTDOOR SHOW Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Admission $7.00 adults / $4.00 children (ages 6-16). Learn more

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November 2018

Museum Closes for the Winter

November 30, 2018 - March 1, 2019

The Franklin Mineral Museum takes a winter break from November 30 - March 1.

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March 2019

miner statue in the spring

Museum Open on Weekends

March 2

Our hibernation is over. Franklin Mineral Museum reopens for weekend visitors only.

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