Has anyone been to the Peabody’s new gem and minerals gallery yet? It’s the kind of jaw-dropping three-dimensional awesomeness that really is worth finding the time to experience in-person. As one stands in front of these massive specimens, one cannot help but wonder about how they were made, and even feel and see the forces of nature at work. The result is what Peabody Director David Skelly says was the aim of the gallery: The spark of curiosity and the desire to learn more.

For any folks out there working with the soil kit, learning about rocks and minerals, or studying forces of nature, remember that this might be of special interest to you and your students! Of course the Peabody is available for field trips, but also inform your students that the Peabody is free on Thursdays from 2pm to 5pm.