Do you love learning about and collecting minerals? Are you between 7 and 12 years old? Awesome! In "Collecting Minerals Made Easy" you'll meet other young mineral fans to learn more about minerals and collecting under guidance. 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 project "Collecting Minerals Made Easy" will be implemented in 2020 by "museum makes strong!" by the German Museum Association as part of "culture makes strong" by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Kids Club "mineralinos"

If you regularly come to the meetings of "Minerals collect made easy!", you will become a real "mineralino"! With your third participation you will receive a mineralinos T-shirt and the mineralinos pass. This means that you always have free entry to the terra mineralia and can participate in all holiday programs.

Programme 2020

Monday, 13 January 2020, 3:30 pm

My Field Book

The field book is the most important working tool of a mineralogist in the field. It is his diary. Here he notes which minerals he has found where and what they look like. Sometimes he also makes a field sketch or takes a photo. As preparation for our excursions we will create a field book together at our first meeting.

Monday, 3 February 2020, 3:30 pm

How do I determine a mineral?

Saturday, 28 March 2020, 2 pm

Excursion: Visitor mine Lichtenberg

Monday, 6 April 2020, 3:30 pm 

Follow-up and determination of the finds

Saturday, 16 May 2020, 3:30 pm      

Excursion: Off to the Freiberger Mineral Exchange!

Monday, 8 June 2020, 3:30 pm          

Minerals from the Alps (visit of the special exhibition)

Monday, 7 September 2020, 3:30 pm

Growing crystals

Saturday, 19 September 2020, time to be announced

Excursion: Visitor mine Reiche Zeche and slagheap

Monday, 12 October 2020, 3:30 pm

Follow-up and determination of the finds

Monday, 2 November 2020, 3:30 pm

Preparation of an own exhibition with the curator

Monday, 7 December 2020, 3:30 pm   

Metten afternoon with presentation of the exhibition