NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Gems and minerals are back at the American Museum of Natural History.

The exhibit reopens Saturday after shutting down in 2017 to be redesigned.

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The exhibit showcases thousands of gems and minerals from all over the world.

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Visitors can learn all about minerals — how they form, how scientists study them and how humans have used them throughout history.

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The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Timed entry tickets are required. To make a reservation, visit

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