do take the time to stop. i pushed :rolleyes: our 3 kids in the door (what is worse than being educated on your vacation GAK) and they all found it very interesting. the curator seems to be very knowledgable. one of the things that he told us was that diamond was the hardest stone, garnet was second hardest, and jade was third. THEY ACTUALLY RETAINED THAT FACT. someone was talking about garnet being the january birthstone and they related their new found info. i was impressed.