In-Person Educators’ Evening: Allison and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals

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The Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals, containing glittering display cases.

Join us for an educators-only in-person event celebrating the completely redesigned Allison and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals. Curator George Harlow will give an overview, and participants will have the opportunity to walk through the halls. 

The Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals tell the fascinating story of how the vast diversity of mineral species arose on our planet, how scientists classify and study them, and how we use them for personal adornment, tools, and technology. The galleries feature more than 5,000 specimens from 98 countries. 

Please note: In accordance with the New York City vaccine requirement, all attendees must show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 to enter the Museum. See Health and Safety for accepted forms of proof, as well as ID requirements. All attendees must also wear a facial covering throughout the event. No neck gaiters, open-chin triangle bandannas, or face coverings with valves, mesh, or holes. 

This is an in-person event for K–12 teachers, with a capacity of 300 attendees. 1 hour of CTLE Credit available for the curator talk only.

The Museum gratefully acknowledges Allison and Roberto Mignone for their leadership support of the redesigned Halls of Gems and Minerals.

Generous support has been provided by Melissa and Keith Meister, the Arthur Ross Foundation, Kenneth C. Griffin, and David Yurman.

Additional support has been provided by the John & Amy Griffin Foundation and the City of New York.

Support for the Museum’s education and evaluation programs is generously provided by a grant from the Bezos Family Foundation.

The Museum’s Education Collection is generously supported by the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation.