Mastodon Playground Dinosaur Dig
This mastodon is huge! Please note that only the head and tusk are shown in the photo, however the full mastodo dig is divided into three sections that children can uncover to learn about various parts of its accurate skeleton. Exciting, fun, and educational. Painted by professional artists.
Dimensions – 23′-5″ long (7.1m), 6′-5″ wide (1.96m) 12″ tall (0.3m)
ClimberGlass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC): A concrete mix reinforced throughout with chopped glass fibers. Cement used shall be Type 1 Portland cement meeting the requirement of the ASTM C 150. Fine, clean, dry sand, able to pass a No. 20 sieve, free of contaminants or deleterious matter and meeting composition requirements of ASTM C144. Glass Fibers specially designed for use in concrete; shall be alkali-resistant (AR) fiber and chopped to 18mm lengths, with 12mm lengths in any topical coat. Concrete shall have integral color that shall be harmless to concrete strength, alkali-resistant, shall not to exceed 10% of amount of cement, and conforming to the requirements of ASTM C979 for color steadfastness. Minimum physical properties shall be: 1500 pounds per square inch in tension and 5000 pounds per square inch in compression.
Model No. CC044
Age Range: 2 to 12 years
Use Zone: None Required. Mastodon is designed to be buried in sand so that children’s feet remain in constant contact with the ground. Note that a sand pit is required to bury the Mastodon so children can dig it up.
Playground Standards: CSA Z614, ASTM F1487
Children should always be supervised when using play equipment.
Dino Climbers and Digs
Cast from Real Museum Dinosaurs! Get ready for the next generation of paleontologists.
Our dig sites and climbers are an irresistible draw for children into parks, school playgrounds and museums. Children can excavate their very own dinosaur skeleton or venture out into the badlands and make important dinosaur fossil discovery practically in their very own backyard.
Our dig sites and climbers focus on children 5-12 years old. We offer scientifically accurate casts of dinosaurs that are displayed in museums throughout the world. Not all towns have world class museums and not all children have access to the wonders beyond a museum’s doors but now, every village, town or city can have a world class dinosaur skeleton right in their local playground.
Durable outdoor signage is offered, at an additional cost, of the specimen and provides an explanation as to where the skeleton was originally found and the importance of the skeleton to the science of paleontology.
The digs are cast in durable fiberglass reinforced concrete and color is imbedded into the cast to ensure that they will never fade or breakdown. On larger dinosaur digs sectional pieces are provided to ease and help the installation process.
Sectional panel casts are constructed of durable fiberglass reinforced concrete and have F44.5 in Ferrule inserts that accept 0.5in bolts that can be embedded into concrete slabs or footings.
All Dino digs and climbers are designed to comply with CSA and ASTM playground standards.