Smithsonian Rock & Gem Dig Kit

Excavate and identify gemstones and minerals! Chip away to discover real gemstones and minerals in this kit which allows little archaeologists to get hands-on experience. Learn how rocks and minerals are formed, and identify the gemstones and minerals you find! Kids will be amazed at what they find and learn. Perfect for any rainy day, this is a fun and engaging learning kit providing a world of adventure, discovery and wonder.


  • Smithsonian activity kits
  • For kids
  • Design: Rock & Gem Dig
  • Chip away, excavate and identify gemstones and minerals!
  • Learn how rocks and minerals are formed
  • Includes a 58 x 43cm colour poster
  • Focuses on STEM learning
  • Contents include:
    • 1 Sand block containing 11 real gemstones and minerals or rocks
    • 1 Dowel
    • 1 Mallet
    • 1 Pair of goggles
    • 1 Streak plate
    • 1 Magnifying glass
    • 1 Brush
    • Detailed instructions
  • Adult supervision required
  • Age suitability: 8+ years
  • Country of origin: N/A
A Bit About The Brand / More Info

The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum, education and research complex that shapes the future by preserving culture, heritage and sharing discoveries with global audiences and the scientific community. Founded in 1846, the institution’s mission has always been the “increase and diffusion of knowledge” through education and world-renowned research.


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28 November 2019

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23 November 2019

Great gift

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15 June 2019


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09 March 2019

Kids loved this set and so did I. I do wish the gems were bigger though.

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26 December 2018

Fantastic!! Kept the kids busy for hours.. great buy thank you

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