With the holiday season fast approaching, now is the perfect time to look back on this year's new specimens!
From prehistoric sea creatures to the breadth of human history, Mini Museum has got you covered no matter who you are shopping for.
We've made it easy to see our favorite new items, so you can find the hottest gift for any collection!
The most powerful impact event in recorded history
Tunguska Event - $99.00
This is our favorite new specimen this year: a section of surviving tree from the 1908 Tunguska Event!
The material was collected by scientists from the University of Bologna, studying the suspected epicenter of the blast at Lake Cheko.
The Tunguska Event specimen is the ultimate collector's item and an incredible gift. Check out the limited-run item right now!
For the athlete
Pelé's Football - $49.00
Across a decade-spanning career of 1,283 goals and three World Cup championships, Pelé cemented his claim as the greatest football player of all time.
Averaging a goal per game and dancing past his opponents with ease, Pelé was well-deserving of his title as "The King." This is a perfect gift for the sports fan in your life.
A portal to the age of dinosaurs
INSECT IN AMBER - CRETACEOUS BURMITE - $39
Millions of years ago, insects were trapped within sticky pieces of resin. This specimen is one of these fascinating pieces of amber which dates back 65,000,000 years all the way to the Cretaceous. Every specimen contains a visible insect or arachnid trapped within.
This is one of the most visually unique fossils in our collection — just don't use it to clone any dinosaurs.
Ammonite Inlay Necklace - $129
A beautiful ammonite fossil necklace made right here at Mini Museum! This stunning jewelry piece is made from a 66,000,000 year old ammonite shell that has been split and polished to show its fascinating internal structure.
Better Than Coal
Dinosaur Dung - $39.00
Everybody poops — even dinosaurs...
Scientifically known as "coprolites," but commonly referred to as Dinosaur Dung, this is a fossilized dropping from a long necked sauropod found in Morrison Formation.
This new handheld size of Dinosaur Dung is the just the stocking stuffer you need for someone who's been naughty this year! 😂
Surfite Pendant - $129.00
Surfite is a byproduct of surfboard manufacturing, layer upon layer of paint piled on top of each other to produce brilliant and totally unique patterns. This material is then baked, polished, and cut in a process called upcycling, the reuse of manufacturing waste to produce beautiful jewelry. This material makes for a beautiful and utterly unique gift.
Cold war history
Berlin Wall - $29.00
On August 13, 1961, East Germany began the construction of a massive wall encircling West Berlin, half the city sealed in a deadly no man’s land. The wall stood until November 9, 1989 when waning Soviet control and popular discontent prompted the GDR to allow its citizens to visit West Germany.
bad hair day
Mammoth hair - $29.00
In humanity's earliest days, we shared the planet with massive megafauna, among them the staggering woolly mammoth. These creatures needed every advantage to survive the blistering cold of the last Ice Age, their bodies insulated in a thick pelt of coarse hair.
FOSSIL FERN PENDANT - $119.00
Plants are the real drivers of our ecosystem. Once they made the jump to land, they terraformed the environment, coming to dominate the Earth's surface. By the Carboniferous Period, our planet was covered in lush forests.
Among this flora, ferns were some of the earliest vascular plants, using xylem tissue to distribute water and phloem to conduct minerals produced during photosynthesis. This jewelry piece is the perfect gift for anyone who is awed by these amazing creatures.
For the big spender
Mega croc scute - $1,999.00
Are you looking for someone who has a complete fossil collection and is searching for their final piece? This mega croc scute is the perfect gift, a piece of natural body armor that protected these killer crocs for millions of years.
Looking for something else?
Want to find a gift with a little more bite? Try checking out our Dinosaur Gift Guide to find real fossils from the Mesozoic and all your favorite dinosaurs! Or if you'd rather shoot for the stars, there's always our Space Gifts Guide!