Through sluicing, digging, sifting, and exploring the world of rocks, fossils, and dinosaurs, children learn about prehistoric worlds, getting them mentally and physically engaged with a world millions of years old. Like a real prospector, children pan for their own gemstones and explore mine shafts filled with treasures, keeping the treasure they find! They engage in archaeology, unearthing fossils in large sandpits and explore outdoor fossils. The dinosaur exhibit brings dinosaurs to life as children learn about when each dinosaur lived, what it ate, and how it behaved. After discovering and collecting specimens, we provide the children with an identification guide so that they can become budding geologists, paleontologist, and archaeologist. Of course no trip to the shop is complete without checking out the gift shop which is filled with casts from prehistoric times, fossils, and rocks and gemstones from around the world!