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Young Paleontologists and rock hounds will have the opportunity to literally dig into educational, hands-on activities filled with fun and interesting facts on all types of rocks and dinosaurs. With steady hands and a keen eye kids can uncover bones and rocks using real paleontologic techniques and methods.

Prehistoric Animals Prehistoric Animals Excavation and Assembly Kit - $3.50

This series includes 3 prehistoric creatures to choose from: Mammoth, Smilodon, and Megatherium. Using the provided chisel and brush, the polyresin skeleton is excavated from the 1 1/2" x 3" gypsum sandplaster block and is ready for assembly! Glue not included. Ages 5 and up.

Small Dinosaur Skeleton Excavation Kit

Small Dinosaur Skeleton Excavation and Assembly Kit - $4.00

This series includes 3 ferocious dinosaurs to choose from: Tyrannosaurus, Deinonychus, Seismosaurus, Spinosaurus, Triceratops, and Stegoceras. Kids will love excavating the polyresin skeleton out of the 1 1/2" x 3" gypsum sandplaster block. Once assembled skeleton measures approx. 4". Glue not included. Ages 5 and up.

Large Dinosaur Skeleton Excavation Kit

Large Dinosaur Skeleton Excavation and Assembly Kit - $10.00

This series includes 8 dinosaurs to choose from: Tyrannosaurus, Deinonychus, Stegosaurus, Stegoceras, Spinosaurus, Triceratops, Seismosaurus, and Dromaeosaurus. The 4" x 6 1/2" block is chipped away to expose the skeleton pieces, which can then be assembled (glue not included). Finished size is up to 8". Ages 5 and up.

Dinosaur Skull Excavation Kit

Dinosaur Skull Excavation and Assembly Kit - $13.00

This series includes either Tyrannosaurus or Triceratops skull dug out of a 6 3/4" x 3 1/2" x 3 7/8" block. Each kit inlcudes a 5" display stand with a brass name plate for the approximately 4 3/4" skull. No glue required for assembly. Ages 5 and up.

Baby Dinosaur Egg Excavation Kit

Baby Dino Egg Excavation Kit - $7.00

Dig into these kits to see what the baby dinosaurs look like right out of the 5 1/8" x 3" egg! Three styles in the series to choose from: Stegosaurus, Tyrannosaurus, and Triceratops, each approx. 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" once excavated, with 2 1/2" stands included. No assembly required. Ages 5 and up.

Rock & Minerals Excavation Kit

Rock and Minerals Excavation Kit - $4.00

Each 3" x 1 3/4" x 1 1/4" block contains 2 real rocks. Learn about the rocks by using the included magnifier and fold-out rock guide which features 24 rocks. This kit promotes education and collectability. Ages 5 and up.

Fool's Gold Excavation Kit

Fool's Gold Excavation Kit - $5.00

Two pieces of genuine pyrite (approx. 1" each) can be dug out of the 2" x 2 1/4" gypsum treasure box. Ages 5 and up.

Meteorite Excavation Kit

Meteorite Excavation Kit - $11.00

Truly an out of this world dig kit! Use the digging tool and brush to excavate your very own authentic meteorite from outer space. Comes with drawstring pouch for storing. Ages 5 and up.

Amethyst Cluster Excavation Kit

Amethyst Cluster Excavation Kit - $11.00

Two pieces of genuine amethyst can be dug out of the gypsum sandplaster block. Ages 5 and up.

Treasures of the Earth Excavation Kit

Treasures of the Earth Dig Kit - $18.00

For your budding Geologists! Unearth the 12 different rocks and learn how they are formed in the layers of the Earth. Each kit also contains a digging tool, brush, display box, and number identifiers. Ages 5 and up.

 

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