Gem Mining

  • The area’s only indoor gem mining experience.
  • Located at 414 Upchurch Street, Apex, NC
  • Home of the $10 bucket!
  • Mine for gems, minerals, shells & fossils.
  • Keep your treasures!

Treasure Quest Mining Party Room

Birthday Parties

  • Flexible and affordable gem mining birthday party packages available. 
  • In-store packages starting at $169
  • At-home packages starting at $100
  • The treasures they find double as party favors, saving you time and money!

Treasure Quest Prehistoric Gift Shop

Prehistoric Gifts

  • Shop our prehistoric gifts at our store or online.
  • Authentic fossils, crystals, gemstones, dinosaur toys & other treasures
  • Incredible selection of treasures for the rockhound or aspiring paleontologist!


We invite you to experience the youthful joy of a Treasure Quest.  You will dig it!

Treasure Quest Mining is an indoor gem mining experience and prehistoric gift shop located at 414 Upchurch Street in Apex, NC.  

We offer severalbirthday party packages, giving you the flexibility to custom-design your child’s gem mining birthday party experience.  

Our Prehistoric Gift Shop features fine quality educational and entertaining dinosaur toys, authentic fossil specimens and unique geologic treasures.  Visit our store in-person at 414 Upchurch Street in Apex, or shop securely and conveniently online.  You can purchase our treasures through Etsyor our store –

Shop Prehistoric Gifts

Explore our store, in-person or online, to purchase authentic fossils and other prehistoric treasures. 


Schedule your child’s birthday party adventure with us.

Field Trips & Group Events

Schedule a group outing, school visit or track out camp field trip with us today!

Identify your Treasures

View our comprehensive gem, shell & fossil identification pages to learn about your treasures.