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Maine Mineral and Gem Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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Wonderful find!

Such a nice place with lovely, unique jewelry and gifts! Bought a pair of earrings with tourmaline... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Grandgraycee
Nice Museum to Visit

Many artifacts of stones found in the area. Lovely display and great variety. Great place to go... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Jan14225
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Tecumseh, Michigan
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The Maine Mineral and Gem Museum showcases our geological history, displays renowned mineral and rock collections, provides educational opportunities for the novice and expert alike, conducts historical and geological research and is a Maine travel...more
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99 Main Street, Bethel, ME 04217
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a nice place with lovely, unique jewelry and gifts! Bought a pair of earrings with tourmaline and amethyst. Will cherish as a memory of a great trip.

Thank Grandgraycee
MaggieK899, Store manager at Maine Mineral and Gem Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for finding us! Glad to hear it was a great trip. Enjoy the earrings; we love our local jewelry artisans!

Reviewed 30 August 2018

Many artifacts of stones found in the area. Lovely display and great variety. Great place to go anytime but would be perfect on a rainy afternoon...

Thank Jan14225
MaggieK899, Store manager at Maine Mineral and Gem Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Indeed! Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 2 August 2018

We enjoyed our time at the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum. We didn't know that there are so many gems and minerals in Maine. The displays are interesting and well presented. The gift shop had some great books (and other things...we were looking for books)....More

1  Thank lovs_nature
Maggie K, Store Manager at Maine Mineral and Gem Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2018

Thanks for stopping by! We hope you come back when we fully open at some in November/December. Enjoy the books!

Reviewed 11 July 2018

I collect rocks every where I go - lots of selection. I think it's a great idea to take the kids and get the a couple of very small rocks they can each pick out for 25 cents each if they don't live in the...More

2  Thank Jan55545
MaggieK899, Store manager at Maine Mineral and Gem Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Who doesn't love rocks (especially kids)?!? Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 19 June 2018

This museum is not yet fully operational, but is still. Well worth a visit. The retail section has an excellent selection of books, as well as goes and jewelry. This is a. World class facility and will be stunnning when completed.

2  Thank MaggieDogME
Maggie K, Store Manager at Maine Mineral and Gem Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Awww...shucks!! Thank you so much! We are so looking forward to completion and we hope you visit again!

Reviewed 9 June 2018

Well organized displays of gems and minerals including many samples specific to the state of Maine. The meteorite exhibits are especially interesting with both smaller examples as well as larger pieces. The meteorites are not exclusive to Maine but appear to be a good collection....More

4  Thank SPN21
Maggie K, Store Manager at Maine Mineral and Gem Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Thank you very much for your feedback! We hope you visit us again when the permanent exhibits are installed!

Reviewed 9 April 2018

A very interesting display of mineral and gems, everything and more than you could ever imagine.You will want to go back.

3  Thank LIsaC7799
Reviewed 21 December 2017

The museum has an extensive collection of Maine minerals and gems. They sell some exquisite jewelry made from these indigenous minerals and gems. It is very educational, and displays are well designed.

2  Thank 82lorrieh
Maggie K, Store Manager at Maine Mineral and Gem Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

We're glad you enjoyed them!

Reviewed 14 November 2017

Even though there is more to complete in the museum, it is a fascinating place to visit. The outside exhibits of various large blocks of mineral are an interesting feature.

2  Thank ebjohnson1
Maggie K, Store Manager at Maine Mineral and Gem Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

The Rock garden is great, isn't it? Our permanent exhibits will be installed later this Summer/Fall and we will have our Grand Opening sometime after that.

Reviewed 2 October 2017

Great intellectual experience. It has been a long time coming but it is a world class venue and research site. A must see. Largest meteorite collection in the world!!

3  Thank Stephen S
Maggie K, Store Manager at Maine Mineral and Gem Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Please visit us when more of the meteorite collection is on display! It's out of this world (pun totally intended).

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