Rocks to Riches

Dates & Times:
Saturday, Dec. 9, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

In celebration of National Miners Day, join us for an immersive lab workshop that dives deep into North Carolina’s geological diversity and its fascinating history of mining.

The curb erosion from storms. To indicate the layers of soil and rock.
  • | 3 hours
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  • Included in Admission
  • All age groups

Explore how mining has played a pivotal role in shaping our state’s identity and economy, from the gold rush era to the extraction of precious gemstones and minerals, where our youngest guests will become junior geologists for the day!

What to Expect:

  • Experience hands-on activities designed to ignite curiosity and learning.
  • Engage in the exploration of rocks, understanding their properties and discovering their uses.
  • Participate in mineral sorting and identification activities, fostering a sense of discovery and appreciation for the diverse array of minerals found in North Carolina.
  • Step into the shoes of a prospector during our gold panning simulation and experience the excitement of striking gold while panning through simulated riverbeds.

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