Dino Dig – The Ultimate Sandbox

What's in Dino Dig?

  • 45 tons of sand in an 840-square-foot sand box
  • A nearly 6-foot-high triceratops skeleton cast from real dinosaur bones, perfect for climbing and exploring.
  • A more than 6-foot-long buried Coelophysis skeleton modeled from actual bones of this small carnivore that lived in what is now the southwestern United States.
  • A 4-foot-long buried Troodon nest modeled from original museum pieces to exactly match the way these bird-like dinosaurs laid eggs 65-75 million years ago.
  • Paleontology tools, including brushes, shovels, trowels and other supplies for little excavators.
  • More than two dozen realistic dinosaur footprints in various sizes.

Fun Facts

The original sandbox was built in May of 2017. Westar (now Evergy) volunteers build the frame, and staff and volunteers worked together to fill in the sand! The Dino Dig feature was added in October 2021 and was sponsored by Vaughn Pediatric Dentistry and Capitol Federal.

Body Building

Hand-Eye Coordination, Small Muscle Development (Fine Motor), Balance, Endurance

Brain Building

Planning, Imaginative Play, Communication, Comparison