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“Huge meteorite”
Review of Gillespie Museum

Gillespie Museum
Ranked #21 of 61 things to do in DeLand
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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, collecting, Florida ecosystems, fluorescent minerals, volcanism and the rock cycle. The grounds of the museum and of the adjacent Rinker Environmental Learning Center provide outdoor classrooms and native plant landscapes. Hours may vary during holidays and university breaks. Please see website for more information.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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 a great way to pass an afternoon.

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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
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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.

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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 split our visit into several different trips. The rocks and minerals are lovely, but it can get a bit tiring if taken in one viewing.

While the museum may not be top on your list, it is a fine side-trip, or extension of lunch and shopping in downtown DeLand.

1  Thank Gaseoustania
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