colorful gems on a wood table

2017 Oxnard Gem and Mineral Show

Are you into geology? Are your kids aspiring scientists? Maybe you just have a great appreciation of the interesting materials that our beautiful planet is composed of. If you fall into any of those categories, you may be interested in the Oxnard Gem and Mineral Show. This event is hosted by the Oxnard Gem and Mineral Society and will take place on November 18 and 19. Continue reading for more details! 

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Galaxy of Gems Expo 

Oxnard is only about a 20-minute drive from Thousand Oaks so this would be a perfect way to spend a weekend with the family. Rare gems, historic fossils, exhibits, demos, and silent auctions will all be present at this year’s event. The expo will be held at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center (800 Hobson Way) and will run from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. The best part about it might be the FREE admission and parking. Even better? There will be FREE hourly door prizes. Concessions will also be available for purchase. 

Check out the Oxnard Gem and Mineral Society’s website

Guests will be treated to as many as 70 display cases that will show off some of the artistic talents of guest gem exhibitors. Other exhibits will be geared towards educating students about Earth sciences and geological compositions. Maybe you’re more into the paleontology side of things. There will also be a Dino Discovery activity where a collection of 36 dinosaur trading cards can be collected, all while educating kids about the history and science of dinosaur fossils. Of course, the Gem and Mineral Society has a great appreciation for educators. Teachers at the event with their IDs will receive Earth science posters and materials for the classroom! There will be much more featured like book and plant sales, gem, mineral, and fossil dealers, and plenty to choose from for holiday shopping. Spend a November weekend learning about our planet!

amethyst gems closeup
gems and minerals laid out on a table

Read more details about this event.