The A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum of Michigan Tech showcases amazing minerals from the Great Lakes Region and around the world. Experience the beauty and splendor of minerals at one of North America’s great mineral museums. The museum exhibits a total of about 4,000 specimens from both Michigan Tech’s and the University of Michigan’s mineral collection, which is held by the museum under the Michigan Mineral Alliance. The Phyllis and John Seaman garden features plants and rocks of the Great Lakes region and the Copper Pavilion features the world-record 19-ton lake copper specimen recovered from the bottomlands of Lake Superior; not open in winter. The museum gift shop offers local & worldwide minerals, natural décor, locally handmade jewelry and more.
Open all year with parking adjacent to museum and handicap accessible. Summer hours: May-Oct., Mon-Sat 9-5. Winter hours: Nov.-Apr., Tues-Sat 9-4:30. Visit the museum website: http://www.museum.mtu.edu/ for the latest information on holiday hours, admission rates, and the museum.