Embrace your inner explorer at our Gemstone Mining attraction and try your hand at panning for minerals and artifacts. A great educational activity where you’ll discover rich geological natural assets, the same way the early miners did! From quartz crystal to gold ore to amethyst to fossils, every explorer will leave with a collection of souvenirs.
The experience starts with a gem bag of sand that will reveal hidden treasures through panning at the water trough. A “major strike” is guaranteed in every bag. Compare your finds to the Mineral Information Card, which serves as a great reference point for future research.
Gemstone Mining is available during regular hours of operation. Please note that our last park admission is sold 2 hours prior to closing.