The Bruce Dice Mineralogical Museum is happy to have welcomed over 200 visitors for its 10th anniversary celebration!
From the dedication and opening on November 9, 2012 to today, God's handiwork in the form of spectacular mineral specimens and intriguing fossils has been on display. More than 25,000 visits have been recorded over the 10 years, including individual visitors and groups of various sizes. More than 50 geology students have engaged their mineralogy and geology knowledge as Museum Docents or Student Curators. Visiting displays over the years have included a piece of moon rock (on loan from NASA) and a piece of the Grand Rapids Meteorite (on loan from the Grand Rapids Public Museum). Mr. Bruce Dice was actively engaged with the Museum until his passing in November 2022. With immense gratitude, we have these reasons to celebrate and more!
Highlights of the Celebration:
Seminar presentation by Dr. Gerry Van Kooten, geologist and first Director of the Dice Mineralogical Museum.
- Friday, March 17, 2023, at 3pm in North Hall 078, Calvin University
- Topic: "Energy: Past and Futures"
- Co-sponsored by the Dice Mineralogical Museum and the Department of Geology, Geography, and Environment at Calvin University
- The Dice Mineralogical Museum is open to visitors before and after the talk (open from 12-5pm).
The Dice Mineralogical Museum invites all to a Celebration Open House:
- Saturday, March 18, 2023, from 1-5pm.
- Dice Mineralogical Museum is open for visitors.
- Reception refreshments are available in a nearby room.
- A walk through Dice Museum history is available in a nearby room.
- The Dice Museum classroom will have hands-on activities for all ages, including a focus on mineral properties and opportunities to view mineral thin sections through microscopes.
- The geology teaching collection of minerals and rocks will be available for you to learn about or test your knowledge of mineral and rock identification.
- There will be displays and hands-on activities in other classrooms in the Department of Geology, Geography, and Environment.
- Dice Museum Docents, geology students, and faculty will be on hand to guide activities and answer questions.
- Alumni are invited to re-connect with faculty and other alumni.
- There are activities and displays for all ages to enjoy.
View or share our Celebration Open House poster (pdf) or postcard (front, back).
Getting to the Dice Museum: We are located on the Calvin University campus at 3201 Burton St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Use the maps on the Calvin University website or this pdf to see driving directions and a campus map. On campus, you will find us on the first floor of North Hall (see map with parking and building entrances). Admission is free.