GIA GemKids Program
The GIA GemKids Program is a dazzling introduction to gemology designed to excite children’s curiosity about the world of gems and minerals.
Take a Class
Taught at GIA’s Carlsbad campus, the GemKids Program introduces students to gems and minerals through hands-on classroom activities.
This program complements existing school district science programs with experiments involving natural gems and minerals. Grades 4 through 12 are eligible. Minimum required class size is 15 and maximum class size is 40. Program is free of charge.
Classes are hosted Tuesday through Friday.
Please register 3-4 months in advance.
The GemKids Program is invaluable to educators and anyone who wishes to share the fascinating world of gems, minerals and jewelry with today’s youth, in or out of the classroom. Select from a variety of learning materials designed to captivate your audience.
Presentation materials available for download range from an introduction to birthstones to information on how diamonds form.Content for Download
GIA GemKids Website
The GIA GemKids site, although geared towards children aged 9-12, is not just for kids. Parents and educators will find it equally engaging and have a great time sharing it with children. This interactive online gemology, geology, and jewelry education site is an exciting way for both adults and children to explore the world of gems and jewelry together.
Explore the world of gems
Travel through time to learn about the history of gems and jewelry.GemKids Site