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Small Group Visits

Dino Dig

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This is an all-in-one activity kit available for pre-order and pickup or restricted delivery. Supplies are limited. Questions? Contact Education Manager Frankie Szynskie at

  • Kit Type: Box Kit
  • Ages: 3+ with Adult
  • Cost: $20 Each
  • Availability: Sold Out!
  • Online Ordering: May 15-18
  • Contactless Pickup: May 20
  • Free Delivery: May 20 (Addresses within City of Charlottesville Only)

Travel back in time to the Mesozoic Era! Discover the fascinating creatures known as dinosaurs as you and your pint-sized paleontologist dig through three hands-on activities to learn about these ancient, long-extinct animals. Form your own fossil with Prehistoric Pasta Print Engineering; excavate, reassemble, and identify a dinosaur skeleton with Dig & Discover; and build and decorate an egg for a baby dinosaur with DIY Dino Egg.

Ordering Closed

Details about pickup/delivery will be sent to the email address provided at checkout.

What’s Included?

The Dino Dig kit contains:

  • 3 Hands-On Activities & Activity Sheets
  • Dig & Discover: Mini “Dig Site”, Dinosaur Skeleton & Excavating Tools
  • Prehistoric Pasta Print Engineering: Assorted Pasta Pieces & Air-Dry Clay
  • DIY Dino Egg: Tin Foil, Air-Dry Clay, Baby Dino Print-Out & Decorating Materials

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