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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

Welcome to the Museum!

Please visit us to see
all the changes

For information on the
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Golf Tournament 
October 13, 2023

September 22 & 23   9:00 am - 5:00 pm 
September 24  9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Semi-Annual Joplin Plant Swap
October 7, 2023 
12:00 noon - 3:00 pm

Sphere on Spiral Stairs

October 13

October 6

Sponsor Us!
Tournament Sponsor  $2,000
Lunch Sponsor $500
Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin Sponsor $200
Cheer Cart Sponsor $400
Hole Sponsor $100
Contact Spencer Layne -



Proceeds go to purchase items for Route 66 and other new and expanding exhibits.


Joplin Sesquicentennial Coins available at the Museum for $20

Buy special items now for birthdays, anniversaries

& more

Prices start at $1.00

Love all things

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Sign up to to a Volunteer Gardener and be a part of our Prairie Project!

Get on our email list to be invited to gardening days at the museum.  These range from pulling invasive species, planting new wildflowers, digging holes and seeding native grasses.  Come learn along with us as the MO Prairie Foundation teaches us about native planting!

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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