Houston Museum of Natural Science

Tourmaline Treasures

Wednesday, May. 17, 2017 – Wednesday, May. 17, 2017

06:00 PM

Tourmalines display the widest range of color of any gem, and the exhibition features the stunning "Rose of Itatiaia" tourmaline from the Jonas Mine in Minas Gerais, Brazil, on loan from Qatar Museums, Doha, Qatar. Additional masterpiece specimens in the exhibition come from the most famous mines in the world. These include the international locations of Paprok Region of Afghanistan, Anjanabonoina region of Madagascar, Pedeneira Mine in Brazil, Malkhan Mine in Russia, and Alto Ligonha region of Mozambique. American specimens hail from Maine's Mount Mica and California's Stewart and Tourmaline Queen Mine. Tour the Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals with an emphasis on Tourmaline Treasures with HMNS master docents.


  • Monday - Wednesday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Thursday, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Sunday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Please note that our normal hours will resume on Monday, August 20th ( 9am to 5pm) And our free Thursday hours will return to 2pm-5pm on Thursday, August 23rd.
  • Members: $15. Adult Tickets: $22.

Directions & Parking

  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Parking is available in our 6-story garage located on Caroline just south of Hermann Drive. Parking is just $5 for Museum members and $20 for all others. Some curbside parking is available near the Museum entrance and in Hermann Park.

Special Offers / Dining

The Museum offers easy access to a quick meal at McDonald's in the Grand Entry Hall. Open between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. McDonald's also offers the option to pre-order meals for field trips.

Please note: Food and beverages are not allowed inside the Museum exhibit halls or theaters.

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