Quicksilver Mining Museum School Program

Programs are led by interpretive staff and supported by volunteer docents. We are always looking for enthusiastic school program docents. If you're interested in becoming a docent, please visit our Docent Recruitment page to learn more and sign up.

 

AQ mining museum interpreter

-IN-PERSON- Quicksilver Mining Museum – mercury mining and California Gold Rush 
Location: New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum in San Jose 
Grade Level(s): 3rd/4th 
Maximum Number of Students: 35 
Program Duration: 2 hours (10:00am-12:00pm Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays) 
Program Fee: FREE 

Masks are strongly recommended in all County buildings, including the Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum.

Overview: Students explore the history of mercury mining, its importance to the gold rush, and the power of community to achieve a goal through a brief museum tour and hands-on activities indoors at the Casa Grande.   

In Person Program Registration is open. Please sign up below to request an in-person field trip. 

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-VIRTUAL- Quicksilver Mining Museum – mercury mining and California Gold Rush 

Location: Virtual 
Grade Level(s): 3rd/4th 
Maximum Number of Students: 35 
Program Duration: 1 hour (Tuesdays at 1-2pm) 
Program Fee: FREE 

Overview: Students will join a Park Interpreter to explore the history of mercury mining, its importance to the gold rush, and the power of community to achieve a goal. Students will engage in a virtual tour of the museum, exploration of key community members, and a PowerPoint presentation featuring maps and historic photos.  
 
VIRTUAL Program Registration is open. Please sign up below to request a virtual school program. 

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Learn more in our our Teaching and Activity Guide for the New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum.​

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