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Smithsonian® Prehistoric Sea Monsters Kit

Smithsonian® Prehistoric Sea Monsters Kit - image 1 of 2

About this item

Highlights

  • Hatch Your Own Prehistoric Pets
  • They Grow to More Than 20X  Their Original Size
  • Witness a 220-Million Year Old Species Come to Life
  • STEM - Science Technology Engineering and Math
Smithsonian Prehistoric Sea Monsters include: 1 Aquarium, 1 Background, 1 Bag of Triop Eggs, 1 Bag of Triops Food, 1 Bag of Sand and Color Poster with Instructions.
Net Wt: Triops Eggs 0.017 oz. (0.5g), Triops Food. 0.017 oz. (0.5g).
Adult supervision required.
Ages 7+
Manufactured by NSI International, Inc. New York, NY 10010 © and TM 2017 NSI International, Inc., and NSI Products (HK) Limited.
© 2017 Smithsonian Institution®  The Smithsonian name and logo are registered trademarks of the Smithsonian Institution.
Material: Paper, plastic
Includes: Aquarium, eggs, sand, food
Features: Reusable, sand
Suggested Age: 7 Years and Up
Grade Level: 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade
Number of Players: 1 Player
Educational Focus: Science
Power Source: Non-powered
TCIN: 51308883
UPC: 042409518786
Item Number (DPCI): 086-00-2409
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$12.99

Most recent reviews

1 Star for the idea. Now if they could just make it happen

(would not recommend)
1 out of 5 stars
John 2 months ago
verified purchaser
Very disappointing. We followed the instructions to the letter, and the only thing that grew was my son's disappointment and anxiety as he waited for the "Sea Monsters" that would never arrive.
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1 out of 5 stars
mike 2 months ago
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very poor. we followed the instructions very carefully regarding water and temperature. After a week, the eggs began to rot and stink in the bottom of the tank. kind of a waste of money.
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(would not recommend)
2 out of 5 stars
GG 6 months ago
verified purchaser
This really deserves only 1 star, but since it was so cheap i'll go ahead and give it 2. I've had way better sea monkey kits. These didn't hatch in the 2-4 days as the directions said. Even with perfect caregiving it took a week for only TWO to hatch. They lived 24 hours. The moss stuff that is mixe...see moreof the reviewer's review
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(would not recommend)
1 out of 5 stars
SSQ 6 months ago
Very disappointing. My son got this for his birthday. He was so excited. The only thing this kit hatched was a couple sea monkeys and a million little tiny flea things. Where are the triops!!!???
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Surprise! ...these aren't Triops!

3 out of 5 stars
MoBee 6 months ago
It wasn't a complete waste of money. Our bag of eggs contained what grew to be one Triop AND many, many brine shrimp (sea monkeys). We spent days waiting for the brine shrimp to form shells before doing some research and finding out we were going to be waiting forever.
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(would recommend)
4 out of 5 stars
Lejaclyn 7 months ago
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Would give a 5 Star but the boxes were damaged
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Fascinating!

(would recommend)
5 out of 5 stars
DP 8 months ago
verified purchaser
My 7 year old daughter loves this! She got it for Christmas and we have been watching the daily transformations of the triops. It is absolutely amazing. 100 times better than Sea Monkeys, these creatures jump, swim, spin, dig in the sand, eat, shed skin and grow fast. Just make sure to use distilled...see moreof the reviewer's review
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(would not recommend)
1 out of 5 stars
Triop fail 11 months ago
My 7 year old spent his allowance money on this (approx $13 in store). The triops never hatched even though we followed the instructions exactly.
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