Family and Social Community

Current Events

The Colorado Scientific Society occasionally hosts family-oriented and social events. When scheduled, they will be listed and described below.


Past Events

Family Night at the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum

November 19, 2017
An open house at the CSM Geology Museum, hosted by Museum Director (and CSS Councilor) Dr. Bruce Geller.

CSM Geology Museum – Rock to Steel

We’ll have complimentary refreshments (pizza and other food, snacks, treats, non-alcoholic drinks) for everyone. In addition to all the regular features of the museum, there will be some special activities–a mineral & rock scavenger hunt/treasure hunt—one for kids and one for adults. Bring your family, friends, and guests!
Regular Sunday hours of the museum are 1 to 4 p.m. Come early if you like too; our CSS event will begin when the regular museum visitors leave.
Some of the special features always at the museum include:

  • Mineral, rock, geology, and fossil displays
  • New changing mineral displays every year
  • Displays focusing on Colorado’s mining districts
  • Gold and silver (and platinum!) displays
  • Miss Colorado crown, and a silver pitcher and platter made of Colorado silver
  • Colorado State Rock, Mineral, and Gemstone (Marble, Rhodochrosite, Aquamarine)
  • Amazonite, Smoky Quartz, and Topaz from the Pikes Peak region
  • Meteorite displays, plus Apollo 15 and 17 Moon Rocks
  • The Mine Tunnel, including a Fluorescent Mineral Display
  • Rare-earth and Critical Minerals Display
  • The 1939 Irwin Hoffman murals depicting mining throughout history
  • The Museum Gift Shop
CSM Geology Museum – Quartz