Do you love learning about and collecting minerals? Are you between 7 and 12 years old? Awesome! Come to our kids club and you’ll meet other young mineral enthusiasts and learn more about minerals and collecting. You’ll have the opportunity to identify your finds in the Voyage of Discovery and discover new minerals. Interested? See below for our schedule. We meet once a month on Mondays at 3.30pm.

The mineralinos are supported by the Friends and Sponsors of TU Bergakademie Freiberg association (VFF).

Programme 2019

Saturday, 18. Mai 2019, 9:00 am

Excursion: Off to the Freiberger Mineral Exchange!

Whoa! So many minerals in one place. Here we can exchange our finds and search for new minerals for our own collection.

Dear parents of the mineralinos,

on Saturday, 18 May 2019, we would like to go on excursion with the children of the "mineralinos" in the time from 10 to 12 o'clock. This time we visit the Freiberger Mineralienbörse in the Heubner-Halle. The "mineralinos" will get to know the fair, see the special show and gain experience in trading.

Excursion dates/procedure

10:00 am       Meeting at the entrance at the Heubner Hall, Dörnerzaunstraße 4, in Freiberg
12:00 am       End of the event, children can be picked up again

For the excursion your child needs the following things:

  • Catering and above all drinks
  • Pocket money for the purchase of minerals
  • comfortable footwear

Without these things your child is not allowed to participate in the excursion.

The excursion will be led by the mineralinos' supervisors Michael Gäbelein (mineralogist) and Paul Stammwitz (student of geotechnics and mining) as well as Christina Seifert (museum educator). We have extensive experience at trade fairs. We show your children what they can find at a trade fair, how to talk to dealers or sell minerals themselves. As parents you are welcome to visit the mineral exchange - the entrance is only free for the "mineralinos". Please inform your child that he/she must follow the instructions of the carers exactly.

The number of participants is limited to 20 children. Participation is free of charge. Please report your child directly to me at christina.seifert@geosamm.tu-freiberg.de or 03731 394658, as our information desk this week is only irregularly staffed due to illness. Thank you very much! Registration deadline is Thursday, 15 May 2019. Please leave your telephone number, e-mail address and address. We need your data so that we can contact you in an emergency.

Monday, 3 June 2019, 3:30 pm

Visit of a real mineral collector

Heute kommt uns ein echter Mineraliensammler besuchen. Er wird Stücke aus seiner Sammlung suchen und erzählen, wann er sein erstes Mineral gefunden hat.

Saturday, 14 September 2019, 9:00 am

Excursion: Surprise!

This trip will be a surprise for you!

Monday, 7 October 2019, 3:30 pm

Our excursion finds will be determined!

Wir bestimmen gemeinsam unsere Funde und arbeiten sie in die eigene Sammlung ein.

Monday, 4 November 2019, 3:30 pm

How to exhibit minerals?

Together we prepare a small exhibition. We select the most beautiful finds of the year and consider how best to arrange them in a showcase.

Monday, 2 December 2019, 3:30 pm

Metten afternoon with presentation of the own exhibition

Our little exhibition opens. Parents and friends are invited to a Metten afternoon together.