4M Mammoth Excavation Kit

Category: SKU: B002Q7283W 4.67 out of 5 (6)

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– This excavation kit allows junior paleontologists to experience the fun of excavating a mammoth skeleton from a mound of clay “earth”.
– Once the bones are removed from the rock, they can be assembled into a miniature version of a Wooly Mammoth.
– This set includes a clay mound with skeleton and a special digging tool to excavate the bones.
– Complete instructions are included.
– Recommended for ages 8 years and up.
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– Excavate a mammoth skeleton from a mound of clay “earth”
– Assemble 8.25″ model mammoth
– Kit includes tools and instructions
– Great for the “science” enthusiast in your family
– For ages 8 and over


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Item specitifics

Weight 0.7937866475 kg
Dimensions 0.1524 x 0.20828 x 0.0635 m

Style:Mammoth Excavation Kit

Product Description

Teach children about the wonders of paleontology with the 4M Mammoth Excavation Kit. This excavation kit allows junior paleontologists to experience the fun of excavating a mammoth skeleton from a mound of clay “earth”. Once the bones are removed from the rock, they can be assembled into a miniature version of a Wooly Mammoth. This set includes a clay mound with skeleton and a special digging tool to excavate the bones. Complete instructions are included. Recommended for ages 8 years and up.

From the Manufacturer

Excavate your very own mammoth skeleton from a mound of clay. Everything you need to excavate and assemble your model mammoth. Assembled size is 8.25″ tall.

6 reviews for 4M Mammoth Excavation Kit

  1. Rated 4 out of 5


    Dig-A-Dino (4M) vs. GeoWorld
    (I will refer to GeoWorld as GW and Dig a Dino as DD)Shortly after his birthday a couple of months ago, my son took an interest in dinosaurs. We went to a store and found a GW T-Rex excavation kit. He enjoyed the kit so much that we bought more excavation kits. As time went on, his interest became more of an obsession and he’s “excavated” many a dinosaur from both the GW brand and the DD brand.The following dinosaurs have been excavated…GW brand: T-Rex, Brachiosaurus, and Elasmosaurus.DD brand: T-Rex, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Pterosaur and Woolly Mammoth.Each of these brands has their own positives and negatives and if you are deciding between the two, I hope my review will be helpful. I would give each brand a 4 star rating.Comparisons:1. Tools: -GW comes with a hammer-like tool and chisel. DD comes with a rounded hammer-like tool and a paintbrush (See my photo here Geoworld Dino Excavation Kit – T-Rex Skeleton ). The GW tools work just fine on the GW clay.-The DD tool doesn’t work well on its own. In fact, I have no idea how to break the clay with the single tool provided. I would suggest supplementing with a toy hammer. We use a Black&Decker toy hammer which has worked great.2. Clay:-The GW clay comes in several colors depending on whether the dinosaur lived on land or water. (We haven’t tried any flying dinosaurs from this brand – YET). The walking dinosaurs have cream colored clay and the elasmosaurus has blue clay. The clay breaks apart easily and is perfect for young kids. It took my son 2 hours the first time and now it takes him only an hour to excavate.-The DD clay is pink and has a more rock-like harder texture. You have to bang pretty hard on it but it does break. It takes my son at least two hours to excavate with this clay. Usually, he asks me to help him chip away at it. Again, this is why the tool provided is useless without a hammer. My son and I have used the GW tools on this clay and they work but we both prefer using the hammer with one of the tools.-Washing the clay off of the dinosaur is a bit easier with the GW clay because it seems to wash away more easily. For tough to wash spots, I like to use an unraveled paper clip to push the clay out of tiny spaces.3. Dinosaurs:GW dinosaurs look like smaller replicas of the real thing and are pretty impressive. The bones are hard and painted in various tones to look like real bones. The pieces usually snap together well and when the dinosaur is put together, it stands up well too. I would recommend this brand to someone who intends to DISPLAY their dinosaurs. Since the bones are hard, they can break if they are played with. In fact, our first T-Rex broke when my son tried to pull a leg out of its socket. The connector on the leg snapped when he tried to do this. Luckily, the store was nice enough to give us a replacement. These skeletons are not really meant to be taken apart and put back together. We have them displayed and once in a while, my son asks to hold one. He knows he needs to be extremely careful when playing with one because it can snap.DD dinosaurs are more rubbery. They come in a one-tone cream color and don’t look anywhere near as authentic as the GW brand. They can be a bit tougher to put together because of their rubbery nature and are a bit wobbly when you try to stand them up. With that said, the rubbery material withstands PLAY really well. When my son excavates them and tries to pull a bone that isn’t coming out, I don’t worry that he might break it. I say “be very careful” a lot more when he’s digging a GW dinosaur. He can play more roughly with the DD dinosaurs and take them apart and put them back together without worrying that something will snap.Size: GW dinosaurs are quite a bit bigger than DD dinosaurs (see photo)4. Recommended Age:GW is ages 6+ and DD is ages 8+. I’m not sure why DD recommends a minimum so high. It could be because the clay can be tough to break apart. As mentioned earlier, with better tools, even a 5 year old can do it.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    Tons of fun
    For one I have to say to all you negative nancies about the dig kits of any kind being messy, dusty and dirty, well duh. It is to be close to real life digs. Second then yu complain about the kits lasting an hour or two. Well here’s the deal. If your child loved doing it that hour or two will stick with him forever. Also they are small bricks how long are they supposed to last? My word.So onto my review. You can see almost step by step how the kit went. It was a lot of fun and my son and i did it together. He was more than happy to do it with me.The excavating took just over an hour to complete and get all of the pieces out. To get him cleaned up and built took another 30 mins or so. Took almost two hours from start to finish. My son loved this kit and was so happy to put him together. Sadly he did say it was better than the gem kits now. I love the gem kits. I had a lot of fun digging this guy out as well.We did this kit on my bed on top of a towel. Yes the kit makes a lot of dust when you use paint brush or blow it off, but thats part of the deal. Its not liek it cant be cleaned up. I highly recommend this kit to any dinosaur.mammoth lover. It was tons of fun.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    Way better quality than it’s competitors!!
    We bought 2 kits for our 4 year old for Christmas. This one and the one made by the Smithsonian (T-rex). Both of the kits have the same concept- chip bones out of plaster like “rock”. He LOVED these. They made a freaking horrible mess that took days to finally get all cleaned, but that is a price you pay for your child’s happiness!! When it comes to buying these again, I will buy the 4M Mammoth Excavation Kit over and over again. NOT THE Smithsonian one!! This mammoth was made of slightly rubbery bones that snapped together and STAYED TOGETHER. It can be positioned and played with without falling apart. The T-rex from the Smithsonian kit was crappy plastic molds that didn’t fit together well and if you happened to look at it wrong, it all fell apart. I ended up using super glue and putting it on the shelf… my kids are STILL playing with the mammoth weeks later and nothing has fallen off!! You can’t beat $10 for hours of entertainment!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    Very fun and somewhat time consuming for the child and even the adult.
    As I said it is a bit time consuming but it is also quality time to spend with your kids. I helped my little cousin work on this for about an hour, and it was fun. But my cousin was getting a little impatient so we kind of cheated the process a bit we soaked it in water for a while and it still took some time to do but when it was done it was worth it, she really enjoyed the time we spent together on it. If you have a lot of patients and a child with a lot of patients then this would be a great project to work on an hour a night for a week or so to finish it properly. But if you do it in the water DO NOT drain it down your sink make sure as to soak it in a little bucket or wash pan because it a plaster substance and it will plug up your pipes. But all in all I thought this was fun and educational, for the adult help the child as well as the child. AAA+++

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    Awesome for any fan of the Ice Age
    My 4 year old is obsessed with the ice age and La Brea Tar Pits and this is amazing! It’s really high quality and took about a week to dig up all the bones (with some help from Dad). She loved that she was able to be a paleontologist and use tools to dig up the fossil. She also really enjoyed constructing it and it’s proudly on display in her room! It’s so hard to find prehistoric mammal toys that have some STEM element to them, I’m really happy with this!

  6. Rated 4 out of 5


    Great activity
    My kids (3 and 5) are enjoying excavating out the mammoth. We typically do half our sessions before they get bored, but they keep coming back to it. I would recommend having additional “tools” on hand because the block of sand is a bit hard for littler kids to scrape through.

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