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Mineral games and activities

Do you want to play a game? Are you coming to the Museum and want to download a trail? Yes, well this is the place to be! There are heaps of mineral activities here to amuse you, so check them out.

Games and quizzes - play them online

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Print out and play

Before you can start playing these games you need to print them out. You may need to download a programme called Adobe reader to view them properly.

Mineral mastermind
A fun card game to test your knowledge of minerals.
Museum memory
Test your memory with this challenging card game.

If you are having trouble downloading the games using Adobe reader, we have provided a games pack in a different format, which should print out anywhere!
Download a games pack

Mineral trails

Before you come to the Museum you need to print out your trail. You may need to download a programme called Adobe reader to view them properly.

Scavenge hunt
One for the littlies interested in everything.
Measuring the Museum
Bring a tape measure or ruler and get measuring.

If you are having trouble downloading the trails using Adobe reader, we have provided a trails pack in a different format, which should print out anywhere!
Download a trail pack

We do try to keep all of the trails up to date, however, the Museum is changing all the time. If you are having problems finding a specimen please ask at the front desk.

Colouring sheets

Before you can start colouring you need to print the sheets out. You may need to download a programme called Adobe reader to view them properly.

Marvellous minerals

If you are having trouble downloading the colouring sheets using Adobe reader, we have provided a colouring pack in a different format, which should print out anywhere!
Download a colouring pack