BE ADVISED: On Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21, nearby events at Exposition Park and the University of Southern California will impact traffic, parking, and wayfinding in the area. Please consider riding the Metro E (Expo) Line and exiting at USC/Expo station.

group visits gem and mineral hall tour

Browse by Topic

Gems & Minerals


Gem and Mineral Hall

More than 2,000 minerals, rocks, meteorites, and gems from across the globe.

Discover more

Mineral Sciences

The Mineral Sciences collections include minerals, rocks, meteorites, gems, and related synthetic materials. The mineral collection is world-wide in scope and boasts particular strengths in minerals from California, native gold, and gem crystals. The collections are being actively augmented principally through donations.

Read more
Hidden Gems

Throughout the halls of the Natural History Museum there are hidden marvels that are actually right before your eyes.

Read more