Give kids hands-on learning with a rock and gemstone kit. Little geologists can excavate and identify gemstones and minerals while learning how these natural wonders are formed. Kids can then scientifically test the stones for hardness and streak. This Smithsonian Rock and Gem Dig Kit comes packed with tools and gems and minerals (and safety goggles!) so kids can start exploring the wonderful world of rocks.
The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History is the world's preeminent museum and research complex dedicated to inspiring curiosity, discovery, and learning about the natural world through its unparalleled research, collections, exhibitions and educational outreach programs. The Janet Annenberg Hooker Hall of Geology, Gems, and Minerals houses the vast National Gem Collection.