High School Visit Details

Attention High School Teachers

A Special Opportunity For High School Classes To Visit The Gem Show

Come and see...

  • Rocks, minerals, fossils & jewellery displayed by over 35 vendors
  • Ideal trip for earth science students to view rock, mineral & fossil specimens from around the world
  • Art & design students will be able to meet Canadian jewellery designers & see their latest creations
  • Learn about earth science & jewellery arts careers
  • Opportunity to purchase unique specimens & Canadian handcrafted jewellery

While at the show...

To make it a meaningful educational experience, we recommend that the students have a defined goal in mind when visiting the show. For example:

  • Find & record Canadian minerals found at the show
  • Follow up research on a really interesting mineral
  • Find, list & research different types of quartz
  • Find one mineral & try to find how many locations it is found in the world
  • List 3-5 fossils, where they were formed & how old they are
  • Describe an example of Canadian-made jewellery created from gemstones
  • Indicate how & why the colour wheel was used in the jewellery design
  • Describe how balance & symmetry, or lack of, was used in the jewellery design


The Ancaster Gem, Mineral, Bead & Jewellery Show will be held October 4 to 6, 2019. On the Friday of the show, high school groups are invited to book a time to visit the show. The show is open to the public, so a very limited number of high school groups will be able to attend.

  • Recommended stay is 2 hours
  • Each school group is to be directed by their own teachers/parent volunteers
  • Cost per student is $6.00 plus HST (regular show admission is $8.00)
  • Complementary free admission to teacher, parent supervisors and bus driver
  • Food services are available or bring your own snack/lunch
  • Easy, free bus parking
  • Your class will be greeted on the bus
  • Building is wheelchair accessible and accessible restrooms available

Program spaces are limited, sign up early.

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