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Tuesday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm



Located inside Schifferdecker Park, between the golf course and the pool

504 S. Schifferdecker Ave.
Joplin, MO 64801


General Admission: $5.00
Senior/Military: $4.00
Under 12: FREE

Dec. 9 Open House
FREE Admission

Christmas Open House
Saturday, Dec. 9
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Crafts, food, gingerbread houses,
new displays, and Mrs. Claus

Contest winners announced
at 1:00 p.m.

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For information on the
Gingerbread Contest

Thanks to our Gingerbread House Sponsors!

Southwest Missouri Bank  SMB
Chris Wiseman
Inspiring Your Creativity, LLC
Sarah Dixon with Keller Williams

For information on the
Video Contest            

Unique Christmas gifts are available at the
Gift Shop!

Shop for Christmas bargains. 

Prices start at $1.00!

Our Philosophy

The Joplin History & Mineral Museum is committed to creating exhibitions that inspire our diverse audiences to engage deeply with Joplin and its mining history. We see our visitors as partners in actively exploring exhibition content.

How We Began


Our story starts as a group of Joplinites who decided that we needed to have a place to tell the story of our town and how it began. The best way to look forward is to look back into the past.

Our Work


We strive every day to breathe life into the inanimate objects that make up the history that defines our city. We look into the future by looking at our past.


Curating the world artfully
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