Gem mining sifters and buckets at Treasure Quest

Gem Mining & Gold Panning

  • The area’s only indoor gem mining & gold panning experience.
  • Mine for gems, minerals, shells & fossils.
  • Pan for real gold!  Keep your treasures!
  • Award-Winning – voted #1 Indoor Activity Center in the 2019 WRAL.com Voters’ Choice Awards!
  • Located a block from downtown Apex at 414 Upchurch Street, Apex, NC.
  • Open 7-days a week, 10 am to 5 pm. No appointment or reservation required.  

Plan Your Visit

 

Gem Mining Birthday Party room at Treasure Quest Mining

Birthday Parties

  • Flexible and affordable gem mining birthday party packages available. 
  • Award-Winning – voted #1 Birthday Party Venue in the 2019 WRAL.com Voters’ Choice Awards!
  • In-store packages starting at $169; full-service packages available for $229
  • At-home packages starting at $100. 
  • Schedule a fun, interactive and unique birthday party experience. 

Explore Party Packages

 

Authentic rocks and fossil gifts at Treasure Quest Mining

Prehistoric Gifts

  • Shop our prehistoric gifts at our store oronline.
  • Authentic fossils, crystals, gemstones, dinosaur toys & other treasures.
  • The area’s largest selection of gems, minerals, fossils ideal for home decorating, gift-giving, or metaphysical use.  
  • An incredible selection of treasures for the rockhound or aspiring paleontologist!
  • Award-Winning – Voted a top local Gift Shop in the 2019 WRAL.com Voters’ Choice Awards!

Shop Online

 

Mobile Gem Mining Experience

Mobile Mining

  • Book our Mobile Gem Mining Experience! Our state of the art, custom-engineered trailer takes gem mining to the next level! 
  • Book us for your next: 
    • In-house School Field Trip
    • Summer Camp or Scout Activity
    • Fundraiser
    • Corporate Event

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Gift CArds

  • Give the gift of treasure!  They will dig it! 
  • Two convenient ways to buy your gift card today: 
    • Purchase in our store (open daily 10 am to 5 pm)
    • Purchase an e-gift card online (available online 24-hours a day)
  • Gift certificates do not expire and can be set in any amount you choose! 

Buy a Gift Card

 

Learn More about our family owned business

Learn more About Us!

  • Learn more about our family-run business! 
  • Watch this video created by the team of WRAL.com Out and About TV.  

Learn More

 

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

Treasure Quest Mining is an award-winning indoor and mobile gem mining experience, birthday party venue and prehistoric gift shop located a block from downtown Apex at 414 Upchurch Street in Apex, North Carolina.  Visit our award-winning location, you will dig it!  We are open 7-days a week, no appointment or reservation is required.   

We offer several birthday party packages, affording you the flexibility to custom-design your child’s gem mining birthday party experience to meet your budget and needs.  

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 website – Youwilldigit.com

Shop Prehistoric Gifts

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

Celebrate 

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.