Every year the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society brings the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show to the Old Pueblo. This nationally acclaimed show is held for four days starting on the second Thursday of February, at the Tucson Convention Center. In addition to the exhibits/sales displays, there are daily seminars, activities for children and daily door prizes.
The Tucson Gem & Mineral Show is open to the public. Here's what you need to know about the event.
Where is the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show?The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show is held at the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church, Phone 520-791-4101. Tickets may be purchased at the Church Street and Granada Street entrances.
What are the dates for the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show?February 14 through February 17, 2013. The hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday - Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
How do I get to the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show from Phoenix?Take I-10 east. From I-10 exit at the Congress/Broadway exit and travel east on Broadway approximately 1.5 miles. Turn right on Church. The Tucson Convention Center is on the right side immediately past the pedestrian bridge.
How much does it cost to get in?Admission: $10, children 14 and under are free with a paying adult. Tickets may be purchased at the Tucson Convention Center on the days of the show. Advance tickets may be purchased at the Tucson Convention Center box office.
Friday, February 15 is discount day for active military and seniors (62+), and they will receive $2 off the ticket price at the box office only. Two-day tickets will be offered for $17 at the box office and TCC advance ticket sales. Look for a discount coupon online, or in various Arizona magazines and newspapers. All discounts stand alone and are not valid with any other coupons.
Tickets go on sale Monday, January 21, 2013.
What if I have more questions?Visit the Tucson Gem Show online.
Is this the only gem show in Tucson?The show at the Tucson Convention Center is huge, but there are many events going on around Tucson at the end of January and through the 2nd to 3rd week of February. Here are some resources for other gem, rock, mineral and jewelry activities in Tucson:
All dates and prices are subject to change without notice.