Kids Gemology Detective!

Want to be a Gemology Detective?  We have the perfect fun family event for rock lovers, gem collectors, and budding geologists and gemologists!  Everyone will have the chance to see and use gemological testing equipment such as a refractometer, microscope, Chelsea filters, lapidary wheels, and more, to learn how we, as Gemologists, identify and classify gemological minerals.

Logan Cutshall, Graduate Gemologist and Geologist, will be there to answer questions, and demonstrate the steps to identifying minerals.  We’ll be focusing on gemological specimens rather than fossils or rocks, so everyone will have a chance to try their hand at cutting a gemstone!

The Important Information:

  • Family Passes are $15 + $5 for each additional participating child.  Parents and children under 5 do not need to be accounted for!  This event is geared towards children 7 and up; mature 5 and 6 year olds may also enjoy it. Younger siblings are welcome, but may not enjoy it as much as their older siblings. Teens are welcome! We have a more challenging variation for older teens- please include a note with your order so we can prepare it for them in advance! Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Each Family receives a Gemology Detective Kit which includes goodies and one loupe and one geode slice; additional loupe and geodes are available for purchase at the event or if you add one to your cart when purchasing your Family Pass, we’ll have it already in your kit when you arrive. Additional loupes and geodes are $10/set.
  • These events do SELL OUT QUICKLY! If you do not see a link to purchase a pass for your desired date, that means it has already sold out.  We offer the program once a month; if you would like to be on our email list for Kids Events and receive early notification and access to future events please emailus!
  • We do offer private events for groups of 10-20 children; please contact usfor more information or to schedule for your family/troop/homeschool groups!

Join us for this hands on morning and get ready to fall in love with gemology!

We currently have 1 date left for a private Classical Conversations group session in March 2019! Please contact us for details!

Summer 2019 Dates Coming Soon!

Where: Hunt Country Jewelers, 105 East Main Street, Purcellville, VA 20132

Who: Children 7-12 will enjoy it the most! Children 5-18 are welcome. Younger siblings are welcome, but may not enjoy as much as their older siblings! Teen participants can opt for our more challenging Single Stone Identification!   Limit 20 children; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Click the link at the top of the page to add your Family Pass to your cart!

Upcoming Kids Events

  • March 2019

    Classical Conversations Private Group Sessions

  • Summer 2019

    New Dates Coming Soon!

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    Summer 2019