Adopt a Mineral

Why Adopt-a-mineral? Do you have a favorite mineral at the museum? Would you like to support the museum in acquiring new minerals?
By participating in our Adopt-a-Mineral program, you symbolically adopt your favorite mineral and become an important part of the museum!
With a tax-deductible contribution to the Rice Museum, you make a difference and help fund all sorts of fun curatorial projects. Proceeds from Adopt-a-Mineral are designated for growing and caring for our beautiful collection.
  • $25
  • Digital Mineral Fact Sheet and Certificate
  • Your name displayed by the specimen for one year
  • $30
  • Digital Mineral Fact Sheet and Certificate
  • Your name displayed by the specimen for one year
  • Special class photograph
  • $50
  • Printed Mineral Fact Sheet and Certificate
  • A printed color photograph of your specimen
  • Your name displayed by the specimen for one year
  • $100
  • Printed Mineral Fact Sheet and Certificate
  • A printed color photograph of your specimen
  • Your name displayed by the specimen for one year
  • A collectible museum magnet
  • $500
  • Printed Mineral Fact Sheet and Certificate
  • A printed color photograph of your specimen
  • Your name displayed by the specimen for one year
  • A collectible museum magnet
  • Recognition on the Museum Donor wall
  • A Curator’s Tour

Anyone can adopt!

  • We have sponsorship levels for everyone.
  • Adoptions are for one year.
  • Adoptions non-transferable.
  • The Rice Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
  • All sponsorships will be recognized on our Adopt-a-Mineral Sponsors list.

Thank you for supporting the Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals through the Adopt a Mineral Program!

Specimens available for adoption:

In the Agate Gallery:

  • AM1 Chert
  • AM2 Agate
  • AM3 Polyhedroid Agate
  • AM4 Jasper
  • AM5 Crazy Lace Agate
  • AM6 Polyhedroid Agate

In the Rainbow Gallery:

  • AM7 Tugtupite
  • AM8 Sodalite

In the Fossil Gallery:

  • AM9 Ammonite
  • AM10 Ammonite
  • AM11 Trilobite
  • AM12 Trilobite
  • AM13 Trilobite
  • AM14 Trilobite
  • AM15 Keichousaurus
  • AM16 Bird
  • AM17 Starfish
  • AM18 Stingray
  • AM19 Fish
  • AM20 Dragonfly Larvae
  • AM21 Crinoid

Along the Geological Walk:

  • AM22 Basalt Column
  • AM23 Pumice
  • AM24 Schist

In the Master Gallery:

  • AM25 Gypsum
  • AM26 Malachite
  • AM27 Prehnite
  • AM28 Pyrite
  • AM29 Fluorite
  • AM30 Fluorite
  • AM31 Galena
  • AM32 Pyrite
  • AM33 Fluorapophyllite
  • AM34 Stibnite
  • AM35 Barite
  • AM36 Rhodonite
  • AM37 Elbaite
  • AM38 Barite
  • AM39 Vanadinite
  • AM40 Quartz

In the Mineralogy Room:

  • AM41 Sphalerite
  • AM42 Gold Coin
 

In the NW Gallery:

  • AM43 Thunderegg
  • AM44 Calcite
  • AM45 Quartz
  • AM46 Gothite
  • AM47 Pyrite
  • AM48 Petrified Redwood
  • AM49 Plume Agate
  • AM50 Calcite
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