Category Archives: Museum

Our museum is open on workshop days, as well as for groups, by appointment.

Learn About California Minerals and Fossils at our Museum

VGMS Museum Flyer

Ventura Gem & Mineral Society established the Ray Meisenheimer Memorial Museum, home to the Bruno & Opal Benson Fossil Collection and varied educationally oriented exhibits. Located in buildings at Camp Comfort (Ventura County Parks system) in Ojai and open by advance appointment only, the facility also houses our club workshop and library. Several of our exhibits and hands-on collections have been set up specifically to match California earth science curriculum standards for elementary and high school students as well as to help Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts earn merit badges related to geology. To arrange a field trip visit with your classroom or scouts, call (805) 312-VGMS (8467) or email the society via our Contact page. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, education is our business, and, given sufficient advance notice, we’ll be happy to assist you and your students.


Mural Room – Pleistocene Fossils & Minerals

Proboscideans Case 2023

Proboscideans (Mammoth, Mastodon, Gomphothere)

Lapidary Arts

Lapidary Arts