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Mineral World and the Scratch Patch

9808 Seaport Place, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 4X3, Canada
+1 250-656-0791
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Excellent Family Fun

The kids had a wonderful time! We couldn't drag them away from the rocks. Mind you, I had a hard... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
dlshannon
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Saanichton, Canada
Rocks, fossils and gifts.

This shop has quite an assortment of interesting items. It is worth a visit, whether you buy... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
craig t
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Roseburg, Oregon
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Mineral World and the Scratch Patch is a unique and family-friendly attraction located in charming Sidney, British Columbia. Collect gemstones in the Scratch Patch, learn about our amazing planet, or browse our beautiful store where you will find gemstone jewellery, fossils, minerals, toys, and gifts.
  • Excellent17%
  • Very good59%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 05:30
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9808 Seaport Place, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 4X3, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The kids had a wonderful time! We couldn't drag them away from the rocks. Mind you, I had a hard time dragging myself away from the jewelry, so I can't really blame them. Excellent staff. They seemed to know everything about rocks!

Thank dlshannon
Reviewed 28 April 2017

This shop has quite an assortment of interesting items. It is worth a visit, whether you buy anything or just looking. Canadian ammonite, gem stones and geodes of all sizes are on display and for sale. They have a couple bins of polish rocks and...More

Thank craig t
Deborah D, Manager and Education Director at Mineral World and the Scratch Patch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Craig T, Thank you for your review. We are always looking to bring in new and interesting things for visitors to enjoy and you’re right, the Scratch Patch area is great for kids! We sell empty collector’s bags and children (and the young-at-heart) can...More

Reviewed 18 April 2017

Many rocks and stones to view and touch, beautiful jewelry. Good place for children to touch and learn.More

Thank Kanng17
Deborah D, Manager and Education Director at Mineral World and the Scratch Patch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Kanng17, Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. We love being able to provide an environment where people can be hands-on with some of the geological wonders of our planet. The jewellery is also a staff favourite and...More

Reviewed 23 February 2017

This little shop was directly across from our hotel, the Sidney Pier Hotel and Spa. It has a nice selection of jewellery made from gems and a nice area for kids to explore different minerals. The girl working there was friendly and informative and it...More

Thank GoRdrs
Deborah D, Manager and Education Director at Mineral World and the Scratch Patch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello GoRdrs, Thank you for your review. Our jewellery is definitely a favourite with visitors and we’re glad you liked it. Our staff strives to be as helpful and knowledgeable as possible and it was our pleasure to assist you. We hope you will visit...More

Reviewed 24 December 2016

Was delighted to find this shop as we were exploring the area around Beacon Park shops. I was specifically looking for a piece of polished labradorite. The lady who ran the shop was very helpful, showing me a couple of options, where the colours of...More

Thank Lynda D
Reviewed 6 September 2016

I read some of the reviews that the place opened since july 2016. Their website still say is permenantly closed. we figure since we are heading to beacon hill park, we should check out this store. Yes, it's open. my boys buy some interesting rocks...More

Thank AsiatripWQB
Reviewed 4 September 2016

This is definitely a neat place to visit in the summer if you are visiting Sidney. It is only open seasonally though. I much prefer the old store where you could sit outside and pick through the variety of rocks, both large and small, and...More

Thank brainhead75
Reviewed 11 August 2016

It's wonderful to be able to explore rocks and minerals! At Mineral World I always learn something new when I stop in. My grandchildren love going there too!

Thank Sandy T
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Apparently it had been closed for a while but just re-opened this weekend (July 2016), so be aware that prior reviews and the website that is out there all appear to be for the prior version. We stopped in after getting breakfast in Sidney before...More

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Management response:Responded 28 July 2016

Thanks so much for the comments.... yes we are open again in newly renovated space... explore the caves, collect gemstones from around the world, shop for exquisite jewellery and gifts... We are open every day and so excited to be part of the Sidney area...More

Reviewed 19 February 2016

It's a great place to bring children. Lots of tactile displays and inexpensive and unique gifts. Good learning opportunity for kids who are interested in rocks and minerals.

Thank J T
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