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Our Mission

The GemKids® mission is to spark curiosity, foster a love of learning, and inspire the next generation of jewelers and gemologists by providing top-tier educational resources and outreach programs to students around the world.


Who We Are

GemKids was created in 2003, by the Gemological Institute of America® (GIA®), a world leader in gemology research and education. It’s an earth science enrichment program developed for upper-elementary students and offers free teacher resources, programs, and online content. Since its founding, GemKids has served more than 25,000 students with our mission to inspire, educate, and spark curiosity.

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Our Values


Encouraging students to be inquisitive about their world.


Sparking an interest in the world of jewelry and gemology.

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Sharing science-based education in new and exciting ways.

Our Programs

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Inspiring the Next Generation

GemKids offers free programs and resources designed to inspire and educate students about the fascinating world of gems and minerals, including GemKit by GemKids™ online and GemTrip by GemKids™ at our Carlsbad, CA campus.

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