Mega Fossil Mine Review – While there are plenty of amateur scientific digging and fossil sets available in the market, few come with the National Geographic branding on it, and fewer still actually include real fossils! That’s exactly what the Mega Fossil Mine set does – it includes 15 real and genuine fossils for children to dig up, examine and learn about. With a guide included that details all the fossils included and a collection of real palaeontological tools for children to use, this really is a learning tool as much as it is a toy! From shark teeth to gastropods, the Mega Fossil Mine set is sure to keep budding palaeontologists entertained for hours on end, and makes for one amazing collection set too!
- 10 x 2 x 7.2 inches
- For ages 6 – 15
- 15 fossil varieties
- Use palaeontological tools to dig them up
- National Geographic 100% satisfaction guarantee
Is the Mega Fossil Mine Worth Buying?
What sets the Mega Fossil Mine set apart from its peers is the inclusion of real fossils and the accompanying guide which gives educational insight on each specific fossil type. This truly sets this apart from many alternatives which promise the world but include nothing but cheaply made fossil impersonations. However, this isn’t all about simply buying fossils – this is about digging for fossils! So what of the excavation site?
All of the fossils are contained in a block that needs to be properly examined to find all of the hidden gems. This isn’t something that you can just pick out the fossils from in a few minutes – you will need to go digging and you will need to be patient if you want to find all 15! To this end, the Mega Fossil Mine includes a small knife, a brush and a magnifying glass. The knife and brush are quite small, suited to children’s hands, so adults looking to help out should probably consider a kitchen knife which will do the job also.
For children interested in palaeontology, fossils or those with general worldly wonderment, the Mega Fossil Mine is a real treat. This doesn’t feel like a toy, but a science experiment, and one that would be well suited to a classroom. Children can feel like they have a true artefact in their possession after digging out and learning all about the fossils and that is absolutely incredible considering the price. This is an amazing set and one that most parents should strongly consider.