I went to a trade show last week for my day job in Denver, Colorado. Adjoining my trade show was a fosil / mineral / rock show going on. I got to walk around with my co-worker one morning and saw lots of freaky looking creatures and minerals. my favorite thing though, was a small t-rex skeleton that a man would wear while walking around the show. you would always know he was near when you heard loads of children squealing and running in circles.
There was also a florescence room filled with cases of rocks and minerals in their rough cut forms, all glowing in incredible neon shades.
it was a lot of hard work, but there was so much to look at.