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Kalamazoo Expo Center.

Multiple rooms  with over 50 Booths!

64th Kalamazoo Rock, Gem, Fossil and Mineral Show,  May 2-4, 2025

One of the largest Rock and Gem shows in the Mid-west! Over 50,000 sq. ft. of show space


Schools Only:

Friday 10am - noon

Sign up your class for Kid’s Day and request a bus subsidy e-mail HERE

Open to public: (Note - times may change, recheck here in 2025)

Friday 2pm-8pm

Saturday 10am-6pm

Sunday 10am-5pm.

Entrance Fees

Adults (12 and up) $5.00

Kids (under 12) Free with paid adult.

Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Campfire Girls, Bluebirds free when in uniform!


Kalamazoo County Expo Center, 2900 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, MI

Expo Policy: NO PETS

Note: Admission to the Rock and Gem Show is cash only. There is an ATM in the lobby of the Expo Center.

We DO NOT do pre-sale of tickets! Tickets are only available at the door. Do not trust anyone offering on-line sales of KGMS Show tickets.

In addition to club and show rules, the Kalamazoo County Expo Center also requires guests to adhere to their Policies and Procedures which can be found here.


For the Kids

  • The Gold Mine! Mine for gems, fossils & “gold”

  • The Wheel of Fortune

  • Beading, gem trees

  • Educational activities presented by Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo Valley Community College and Kingman Museum.

  • Gold Panning 

  • Much More…

Scheduled Presentations​ & Speakers

In past years speakers have included: John A. Jaszczak, Ph.D. director of the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, MTU, Michigan’s own meteorite hunter, Larry Atkins, Paleo Joe and a number of others notable individuals. 

Schedule will be posted here.


  • Geode Cracking

  • Petoskey Stone Polishing $1.00

  • Hourly Door Prizes!

  • The Specimen Table: rocks from $0.25 and up!

  • Silent Auction

Demonstrators - may include

  • Beading

  • Wirewrapping

  • Silverwork

  • Faceting

  • Gem Trees

  • Slate Carving


Over 20 - 50 outstanding club members display their finds and favorites special displays of gems, minerals and lapidary creations


For Sale

  • Dealers with hobby sales booths

  • Diamonds

  • Rubies

  • Emeralds

  • Sapphires

  • Gold and Silver Jewelry

  • Minerals

  • Fossils

  • Opals

  • Carvings

  • Jewelry

  • Cabs

  • Beads

  • Meteorites

  • More…


Society's Proceeds go to

Geological Education including Scholarships for Western Michigan University geology students, other grants related to the earth sciences. 

The Kalamazoo Gem and Mineral Show is the most attended geological show in Michigan. A fun event for the whole family



The Kalamazoo Rock and Mineral Show is an event of the Kalamazoo Geological and Mineral Society, a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

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