Charleston Museum offers an exhibit on gem mining in their Hands on History program.
Charleston Area Convention and Visitor Bureau offers a description:
This summer children can enjoy getting their hands on history with the Charleston Museum. Hands on History is a new series featuring an in-depth activity with a local artisan and a specialized tour of Museum collections. Themes range from yoga to gem mining. Programs are for children age 5 and up. $10/Museum members, $12/Non-members. Advanced reservations required. Limited spots available. See dates and themes below.
Each child will enter the mobile gem mine where they will search for gems and minerals in flumes filled with flowing water. Children will learn about gem and mineral classification and take home a rock collection.
2:30-4 p.m. $12 ($10 for members).
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