The annual gem show that started it all opens Thursday at the Tucson Convention Center (TCC). Presented by the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society, the 64th Tucson Gem and Mineral Show attracts thousands of treasure hunters from around the world. Free lectures, seminars, and a Junior Education Area make the show a big draw (see Gem Show Guide App for complete listings).
Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at the TCC or through the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show website, which also includes a $2 discount coupon. Parking is available at the TCC and in nearby garages. Additional access is provided by the Sun Link streetcar and the City's free GemRide shuttle. The show is the finale of the two-week Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase.