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Gillespie Museum

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Huge meteorite

Gems and minerals galore. If you are a gemologist it is worth a visit. Great for any age as... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2016
fb1000751984
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Leesburg, Florida
I like the the Kids Cave showing minerals in UV light

The Minerals in this are more than rocks, they represent many of what we call gem stones and where... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2016
C7812OYmarkk
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Central Florida, Florida
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23 Jul 2018
“closed for summer but still let us in”
13 Feb 2018
“If you like rocks..”
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The Gillespie Museum, Stetson University’s earth science museum, houses an historic mineral collection, with nearly a thousand of its 15,000 specimens on display in changing exhibits. There are also small galleries devoted to natural history...more
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234 E Michigan Ave, Stetson University, DeLand, FL 32724-3539
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

This is a gem and mineral museum with lots of interesting rocks etc. The sign on the door said it was closed but the attendant saw us and unlocked the door saying it was hard to turn away someone who showed up. Free and fun!

Thank Roberta W
Reviewed 14 February 2018

This museum highlights varius rocks and minerals of the area. Many of the examples are very large includin a 6' geode. It was interesting, but without a geoligist to put in context, it was just a set of pretty rocks. Several Stetson students were there,...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Learn about rocks & fossils. Super cool little museum. Spend a rainy afternoon and learn a lot! And while you are there throw a dollar in the tip jar to keep it going.

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Gems and minerals galore. If you are a gemologist it is worth a visit. Great for any age as everything is on ground level.

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Reviewed 17 June 2016

The Minerals in this are more than rocks, they represent many of what we call gem stones and where they are found in our earths crust. It is a self guided tour, students staff the museum so questions may or may not be answered but...More

1  Thank C7812OYmarkk
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Tucked away on the back edge of the Stetson University Campus, it's a gem. (Punny, but true) A great collection, student guides on hand, and a variety of hands on items. On site is a small but fun museum store.

1  Thank Dana4656
Reviewed 5 November 2015

We love to take our winter visitors to this place. The huge amethyst is so amazing, gift from our earth. Neon rock formations. Beautiful color, not seen before. Fun for all ages.

1  Thank MaryEllenSR
Reviewed 14 November 2014

This is a fabulous museum, but be advised it is only open during the week, as it is run by Stetson University and staffed primarily by student workers. The good news is that it is free! We took that into account when we decided to...More

1  Thank Gaseoustania
Reviewed 23 June 2014

We decided to make the drive from Daytona to DeLand (45 min from the beach) because of the great write up that the museum had in the tourism booklet at our hotel. The book said that their hours were 10-4. To get out of the...More

3  Thank 2kids4me
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