Diamonds are as rare and unique as they are beautiful. Formed billions of years ago deep within the Earth, diamonds are the hardest natural substance known to man.

Diamonds were brought to surface by dramatic volcanic eruptions. Their fire, brilliance and color variations are dazzling reminders of their geological history.

Learn about diamond formation, exploration, mining and processing, and their unique properties in this exhibit.


Exhibit Details


2,000-3,000 sq. ft.

Content focus

Diamond Formation, Exploration, Mining and Processing

Target Audience

Children up to age 12, Families, School Groups


- Exploration Tools and Dress Up
- Test Your Diamond (Is it real?)
- Create a Colored Diamond
- "The Gem" is a storefront for potential sponsors or use it as a Tinkering/Making activities area

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