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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 Director of Operations Lindsay Jones at

  • Kit Type: Box Kit
  • Ages: 3+ with Adult
  • Cost: $25 Each
  • Availability: Deadline Passed
  • Online Ordering: Sep. 25-28
  • Contactless Pickup: Sep. 30
  • Free Delivery: Sep. 30 (Addresses Within Delivery Area 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. Excavate, reassemble, and identify a dinosaur skeleton with the Mini Dig Site; create your own Amber Fossil, complete with an encased plant or insect inclusion; and build a prehistoric Sensory Swamp playscape for your dinos to roam, then create a chemical reaction and watch it bubble and fizz!

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 Sensory STEAM Activities: Mini Dig Site, Amber Fossil, Sensory Swamp
  • All Necessary Activity Materials
  • Step-by-Step Instructions

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