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GTC Mission Statement: "To proudly provide fun & educational programs, products, and experiences all with the goal of inspiring "kids of all ages" to explore and learn more about the sciences."
Geologic Times corporation
D.B.A. GTC Rock Shop & science education center

Geologic Times corporation D.B.A. GTC Rock Shop & Science education center website

For over a decade now, Geologic Times Corporation and its D.B.A. of GTC Rock Shop & Science Education Center have been proudly providing fun & educational geosciences related programs, products, and experiences all with a single goal in mind: inspiring "kids of all ages" in the sciences. This has never been, and will never be, a purely profit driven endeavor. Every program and activity we offer involves hands-on learning experiences with educational elements specifically designed to be so engaging and entertaining that most students don't even realize they are learning things. It is our belief that one of the most successful ways to teach anything is to make it fun; the results speak for themselves!

As an educational company, the success of our efforts sadly can never be measured by dollars earned, in large part because it often costs far more to run our educational programs than we could possibly charge for them. Instead, our success is based on achieving our mission plan of inspiring “kids of all ages” in the sciences. For our entire staff, our greatest reward is knowing our hard work and effort are making a difference, and that is something we could not be prouder of.

To make our educational efforts possible, we most rely on our retail division and outside support to cover the difference between what we charge and the actual cost of programs. All purchases made at GTC help support our ability to run educational programs and achieving our mission plan.

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GTC Science Education Center

We are extremely excited to open our brand-new Science Education Center.
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Grand Caverns private tour!

We couldn’t be more excited to announce our educational partnership with Grand Caverns. They caught our attention due to their unique cave formations and because they are not privately owned, and are run by the local township! Join us at GTC Rock Shop for an engaging private tour of Grand Caverns, the oldest show cave in the US!  Get ready to be amazed by stunning rock formations and learn about the unique geology hidden in the Earth! Don't miss this opportunity to expand your knowledge of caves and hear about current and recent research! You will meet members of our GTC staff at their facility to go on a private tour of the cave in early November. (NOTE: the cave tour does involve a fee) You wont want to miss this! More details coming soon!

GTC Fun & Educational Programs & Activities

Geology and geode cracking programs & activities

We offer several different geology / geode cracking programs that are perfect for STEM & STEAM. And yes, they do "ROCK" and are clearly what they are "CRACKED UP" to be.

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gem & fossil mining
programs & activities

Nothing beats the pure joy of hands-on discovery! Experience the fun and excitement of mining for real gemstones, minerals, fossils, and other treasures.

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Even more great
programs & activities

Click the link button below to learn more about all the fun & educational programs and activities we offer now and are working on for the future.

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be sure to check out our GTC Science Education Classroom & Gem & Fossil Mining Flumes!

Our Science Education Classroom displays are open to tour during regular store hours (with the exception of during programs, activities, and meetings)
Gem & Fossil Mining hours: (Fee required - sold by the bucket)
Saturdays & Sundays (and some holidays): 1pm to 4pm

learn about our store

Learn about our GTC Rock Shop and Science Education Center located in Francis Scott Key Mall Frederick MD, our on-line store, and more.