AUGUSTA — Maine Earth Science Day is set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Maine State Museum, 230 State St.

Exhibits and hands-on activities will cover a wide variety of Earth’s resources and treasures. Topics for exploration will include minerals and gems, hydrology, meteorology and more.

Maine Earth Science Day’s exhibitors come from throughout the state. In addition to the Maine State Museum, they include the U.S. Geological Survey, Maine Geological Survey, Maine Geographic Alliance, Maine State Library, Maine Energy Education Program, NOAA/National Weather Service, Kennebec Rocks and Minerals Club, Department of Environmental Protection, Maine Gold Prospectors, USDA Soil Science Division, Maine Forest Service, and Mount Washington Observatory.

Admission to the museum is free all day. Teachers or parents bringing groups of students are urged to make reservations online at

For more information, call 287-2301.

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