Strolling Through a Kaleidoscope in Los Angeles, California
The Earth’s most beautiful geodes and stones, from as close as San Diego and as far away as Tanzania, have been collected to the Natural History of Los Angeles’s Hall of Gems and Minerals. Cloaked in black and lit dramatically, this chamber is Mother Nature’s jewelry box. For the price of admission, you can gawk at an extremely rare red diamond, ponder shrapnel from a meteorite, and marvel at the largest gold nugget on display in the world. Teach your mouth to say new words like “rhodochrosite,” “diopside,” and “tourmaline” while imaging how jewels resemble hard candy, pieces of cake, or puffs of mold. Nothing has looked so mesmerizing since you were a kid in a candy shop.