Elkhorn Mining & Panning Co.

Meet Old Timer Phil at the Elkhorn Mining Co., Southwick's Zoo in Mendon MA!

Notice: The mining sluice and pony rides will begin their Fall schedules after Labor Day Weekend. They will be closed weekdays and only available on the weekends.

Step Back in Time…..

Come join one of our favorite characters, Prospector Phil, as he helps you on your mining quest at the Water Sluice. Here you can pan for precious gems, fossils, and rocks.  It’s a fun and interactive exhibit where you can keep cool on a hot day!  Ask Prospector Phil about his quest for gold… you’ll hear some great stories!

 

Grab a pail and venture into the mines!
Bring your mining rough and pan in our mining sluice! Recent finds include genuine emeralds, rubies, arrowheads, dinosaur bones, fossils, and so much more!

MINING ROUGH: $12 per Large Pail & $7 for Small Pail / or $12 Emerald & Ruby Bag

 

Prospector Phil is your Ol' Timey Guide to the days of Prospecting at Elkhorn Mining Co. at Southwick's Zoo

Come visit us at Elkhorn Mining Co. at Southwick's Zoo, Mendon, MA

 

Elkhorn Livery Stable & Pony Rides at Southwick's Zoo in Mendon, MA

 

 

 

 

 

Notice: The mining sluice and pony rides will begin their Fall schedules after Labor Day Weekend. They will be closed weekdays and only available on the weekends.

Saturday & Sunday
11:00am to 5:00pm

Monday through Friday
11:00am – 4:00pm

Pony Rides – 2 Tickets
Pony Ride Weight Limit 90lbs