Rock Discovery Center
The Rock Discovery Center at Sterling Hill, provides children with a great introduction into geology. Guides discuss and educate the children on the three different rock types. Then, the guides focuses on six different rocks in particular and how they were formed and why they are important to us today. Each participant receives their own collecting box and after the presentation get to collect the rocks discussed, in a large outdoor area, to take home with them. This activity takes about thirty minutes to complete. Rock Discovery is great add-on to the tour for private groups, especially schools. Additionally, it is offered to the general public at specific times/days which can be seen below.
Rock Discovery Cost: $4.00 per person
Rock Discovery Times/Days for the General Public:
July - August: Saturday through Thursday at 12:00 PM only
September - June: Saturdays and Sundays at 12:00 PM only
Fossil Discovery Center
The Fossil Discovery Center is a great hands-on introduction to fossils and the world of paleontology. Guides discuss the basics of fossils and then talk about the specific ones that the children may find. After the presentation, the children get to dig for various types of fossils in a large sanded area and take six specimens home with them. This activity takes about thirty minutes to complete. Fossil Discovery can be added on to smaller private group tours such as birthday parties and scout groups. The Fossil Discovery Center is also open to the general public at specific times/days which can be seen below.
Fossil Discovery Cost: $4.50 per person
Fossil Discovery Times/Days for the General Public:
July - August: Fridays at 12:00 PM only