Mining Sluice

Put your mining and precious stone identification skills to work with this all ages activity! Participants can purchase a bag of pay dirt and hit the sluice box with their gem identification card and let the dirt wash away revealing their hidden treasures. This is a dirt & water driven activity – so miners prepare to get your hands dirty and wet!  The Silver Creek Mining System is located in the plaza at the base of the grand staircase.


3lb Pay Dirt $7.95
3lb Fossil Find $9.95
5lbs Emerald Strike $12.95
10lbs Mother Load $28.95

2019 Summer Hours 

Monday- Thursday:  9:30am- 5pm  
Friday- Saturday:  8:30am-8pm 
Sunday:  8:30am-5pm