Geodes bring surprises

Every time a geode is cracked a surprise awaits.

Every time a geode is cracked a surprise awaits.


The museum holds a large collection of geodes in its exhibition materials, including a beautiful amethyst specimen that stands several feet high.

Geodes are one of nature’s great surprises. The museum maintains a supply of uncracked geodes that visitors can purchase and have cracked on site. Museum volunteers will crack the geode and give the buyer an information sheet that details the mineral content of the specimen.

The cracking of a geode almost always brings surprises.

The cracking of a geode almost always brings surprises.