Jackpot Mine

Dig for gems in our mines and keep everything you find!

1-5 PM

indoor activities for kids

Yes, you get to keep everything you find! Once out of the mine, analyze your treasures at our mineral identifying tables before taking them home in your cool souvenir buckets.

Feeling extra adventurous? Choose the Jackpot Mine Deluxe Package which includes a miner’s helmet with working LED light you can use to dig in our special dark mine like a real miner. The helmet is yours to keep and available in assorted colors. This is one of Mystic Country’s favorite children’s attractions – be sure to wear your Discovery Depot miner’s helmet with pride!

Jackpot Mine is open every day during the summer and every weekend during the winter months as well (weather permitting) as on most school vacations and holidays (except Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day).

1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike, Route 85, Montville, CT, 06340


Standard Package: $12.99 per Miner
  • Dig in a candle-lit silver mine
  • Find over 50 kinds of gemstones, minerals, and crystals
  • Keep everything you find in a souvenir bucket
  • 30 minutes (10 minutes to dig and 20 minutes to identify)
  • Jackpot Mine is recommended for ages 4 & up
  • For health & safety, children must be potty trained in order to participate in this attraction
Deluxe Package: $25.99 per Miner

Includes Standard Package PLUS:

  • Your own miner’s helmet to use and take home (batteries included)
  • 20% more digging time
  • Dig in a dark mine like a real miner

Combine Discovery Depot adventures by choosing two attractions: Jackpot Mine and Thunder Creek, and save with special combination and upgrade packages.

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Keith McGilvery and Rachel Piscitelli from FOX 61 visited The Discovery Depot on their last stop on the Connecticut Summer Bucket List Tour and boy, did they have some fun! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOhpn9bi-vg