Gravel Exploration Pit


Designed to illustrate the Sonoma County coastline, this exhibit is similar to a sand pit, but with a completely different feel! Pea gravel allows young diggers to sort, dump, build and play with their hands, shovels, trucks and more. Explore how soft gravel feels while you dig for buried items!

Bubbling rocks recycle water from the Russian River exhibit, adding another powerful and tactile element to the Gravel Pit. Build an elaborate water system, catch pretend salmon from the miniature Russian River, load dump trucks to haul away treasure and ‘water-paint’ on the stones.