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National Geographic Break Your Own Geode Kit

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$11.99 when purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • Explore geodes that contain amazing crystal formations inside
  • Learn about how geodes form in our detailed learning guide
  • A fun way for your kids to get a hands-on geological experience
  • The geodes are collected from multiple mines around the world by National Geographic

Description

Make geology more exciting for your kids with the National Geographic Break Your Own Geode Kit. Geodes can form with a variety of crystals inside and National Geographic has searched the globe to bring you the best variety of geodes. This earth science kit provides a hands-on science experiment that you and your children are guaranteed to love. It includes 2 high-quality crystal filled geodes, safety goggles, display stand, and full-color learning guide. This is a perfect classroom activity for kids. The included display stand is perfect for showcasing the crystals you find and starting a rock collection, while the learning guide will teach you many amazing facts about geodes!
Contains: Does Not Contain Any of the 9 Major Allergens
Suggested Age: 8 Years and Up
CPSC Choking Hazard Warnings: Choking_hazard_small_parts
Educational Focus: Science, Geology
Includes: Instruction Guide
Battery: No Battery Used
TCIN: 53580931
UPC: 816448026201
Item Number (DPCI): 086-00-3497
Origin: Imported
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 9.11 inches length x 6.13 inches width x 2.4 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.88 pounds

Return details

This item can be returned to any Target store or Target.com.
This item must be returned within 90 days of the date it was purchased in store, shipped, delivered by a Shipt shopper, or made ready for pickup.
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Q: How big is the box? I’m ordering this online for a gift for my freind and I need a gift bag that fits. <3

submitted by Lou - 2 years ago
  • A: 9.17 inches length x 6.09 inches width x 2.17 inches height

    submitted byNational Geographic - 2 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Does this including the hammer etc that you need to break them?

submitted by RH - 3 years ago
  • A: The National Geographic Break Your Own Geode Kit does not contain a hammer, as we felt most homes already have access to a hammer.

    submitted byNational Geographic - 3 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Will the safety googles that are included fit adults or just children?

submitted by - 3 years ago
  • A: Hi Kate. The goggles included in our National Geographic Break Your Own Geode Kit come with an elastic band that can easily stretch to fit most children and adults.

    submitted byNational Geographic - 3 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: How mant rocks do you get in this set to crack open?

submitted by Jane - 5 years ago
  • A: If you click on show more it indicates 2 are included, along with safety goggles and a display stand.

    submitted byT - 5 years ago
4.3 out of 5 stars with 285 reviews
62% would recommend
54 recommendations
length of play: 3.17 out of 5
ease of use: 3.14 out of 5
broad age appeal: 3.9 out of 5
quality: 3.45 out of 5
value: 3.51 out of 5

Big hit

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Alison - 18 days ago, Verified purchaser
My nature/rock loving 6yo loved this kit! One geode was easier than the other to open but w little taps, both cracked nicely in the middle
length of play: 5 out of 5
ease of use: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Geodes missing

1 out of 5 stars
JJ - 4 months ago
I bought this product at Target in Placerville, CA tonight (2/9/24) and was planning on giving it to my niece for her birthday tomorrow. I decided to open up the box to check it out before wrapping and the geodes are missing. The store had three boxes and they all felt the same weight. I'm willing to bet none of them contain geodes. If you're buying this product in store be sure to check and make sure the geodes are in the box. Now I have to return it tomorrow and find something else.
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Geodes

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
NG Geodes - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
Very cool and a lot of fun to do with the kids. Comes with two geodes to crack open yourself.
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
ease of use: 5 out of 5
length of play: 3 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Not a Geode?

1 out of 5 stars
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heyitsmeamylee - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
We bought this for our 9-year-old, geode enthusiast and it was the first thing she wanted to do on Christmas Day. After about 20 minutes of hammering, she gave up in tears. Dad took over and, even with sparks flying from the force, had to hammer for several more minutes to get it to crack open… and then it became clear why it was so hard. It wasn’t even a geode. The second one was slightly cooler, but nothing like the photos in the product listings and packaging. So disappointed.
ease of use: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Great product

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Christine - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
My daughter this loves!
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
ease of use: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
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Beautiful

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
LCarr - 8 months ago, Verified purchaser
Althiugh this geode was extremely hard to break open, they were so beautiful inside. My goddaughter loved them.
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
ease of use: 2 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
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If you like hitting rocks with hammers...

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Yoga Mom - 9 months ago
This kit has two geodes. We had no issues breaking open the first one, but no matter how hard we hit the second one, it wouldn’t break. I don’t even know if it’s a true geode or just a rock, since we never got to the middle. Super frustrating since this is a kit made for children and an adult with tools could not break it.
length of play: 3 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
ease of use: 1 out of 5
value: 2 out of 5
broad age appeal: 1 out of 5
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Messy Fun

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Melanie4 - 10 months ago, Verified purchaser
Purchased this on sale however it is always a hit with the kids! Comes with all the protective gear needed. The activity itself doesn't take long but makes a mess so I recommend this for outside fun.
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
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Fun for homeschoolers

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
The Smitty Fam - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
My children loved the challenge of breaking open their geodes! This set perfectly paired with our geology homeschool study.
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
ease of use: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
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Just Ok

3 out of 5 stars
MinnePop79 - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
My 10 yr old daughter wanted this for gift. We had an ok time getting the e first one cracked open and found a nice geode. The other one would not crack well, took lots of parent help. When it did break it was largely solid.
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Educational + Fun!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Mel - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
My son's loved these.
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Fun!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Mweeks - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Very fun for kids interested in science, dig kits, etc. not too messy- we put a baking sheet under the geode. Not too difficult.
ease of use: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
length of play: 3 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Lots of fun

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Livsmamabee - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Super fun to do with my 5 year old daughter. I’m going to get another kit!
value: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
ease of use: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Perfect Gift

5 out of 5 stars
Daffy - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Our grandson loved this gift. He is 11 years old and quite the rock hound so it was perfect.
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
ease of use: 5 out of 5
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No Geode, just solid rocks

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
TargetShopper286 - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Just Rocks. It was so disappointing to try to get kids excited about science and crack these open to find solid rock. I don't understand how people are posting great pictures. Felt bad for kids.
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Only one real geode in box

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
beesLeavesTrees - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
This kit was a bit of a disappointment. Ordered for my sweet rock-loving nibling’s birthday, and the box ended up only having one geode. The other “geode” was just a clump of hardened clay. Apparently this is a common issue according to other reviews. If you’re interested in getting the amount of geodes you pay for, try to find a rock shop that ships.
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
ease of use: 2 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
length of play: 3 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Great Birthday Gift

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
jmalik - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
This is my go to birthday gift for my kid's friends! Everyone loves it and makes my picking out gifts easy
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Waste of money, rocks didn't even open with a drill

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Rocks didnt open - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
We really wanted to be excited about this one, but the rocks seems like normal rocks from the street, and didn't open with a chisel, ruined socks (mentioned in the instructions ad a method), and I even tried to drill open with no luck. Either I got a return with real rocks, or this toy is flawed. There is a video online with a kid and a father usind a mini electric jiksaw to open these. Definitely not for kids.
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
ease of use: 1 out of 5
length of play: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
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Cool Science Gift

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
JSD - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
My kids would bust these all day long if I kept supplying them. Gives you a cool geode you can display.
value: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 4 out of 5
ease of use: 4 out of 5
length of play: 4 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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So pretty

3 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Tks - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
These took so long to crack open!! I had to put them in socks and through them on the cement. They look so wonderful now tho. I don’t recommend for kids.
quality: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 3 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
ease of use: 3 out of 5
length of play: 3 out of 5
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