Museums with Geology and Earth Science Exhibits

The museum introduces visitors to the fascinating underground world of natural caverns. Trails lead to a sinkhole and visitors can walk the stairs down into Hidden River Cave. Conservation and cave preservation are highlighted.

Museum has a large collection of minerals, rocks, gemstones, and fossils from around the world. See website for special exhibits and more information.Educator's resources are available. See their web site, to learn more about the museum and cave.

This is the largest natural history museum in the region. Many exhibits, and activities. See their website for more information.

This museum has a wonderful collection of fluorite and minerals mined from the area. Sponsors digs and mineral shows at different times of the year. See their website for more information.

The interpretive center has exhibits on the geology, paleontology, and natural history of the area, including a diorama of the Silurian and Devonian seafloor at the falls when the area was a shallow sea, and a diorama of a Devonian coastal swamp. A mastodon skeleton greets visitors to the center. At low water, you can hike extensive fossil beds in the bedrock along the shore. A fossil festival is held each fall.

Art museum with wonderful jewelry and mineral displays. See website for special exhibits and more information.

Museum has exhibits on coal mining and the history of mining in the area and offers underground mine tours at Portal 31 in nearby Lynch, Kentucky.

The museum offers many exhibits about science, a Kids Zone with hands-on activities for young children, and also houses an IMAX theater. Educator's resources are available. See their web site for more information.

Museum has exhibits on the natural history of the area.

 

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Last Modified on 2019-08-22
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