What’s It Like to Own a Piece of the Moon?

I’ll tell you – it’s fricken awesome! One of the best things about living in the good old US of A is the opportunity to buy cool stuff (and have it delivered for free).

So, imagine my ultra excitement when THIS amazing little thing showed up on my doorstep, courtesy of loving husband Esh.

What the heck is it?


It was a kick-starter project back in the day and it raised over $1.2 million to get off the ground and manufactured.

It is essentially a slick slab of glass (a “desktop museum”) containing authentic specks of specimens from history, the earth and the universe as we know it.

And yes, the stuff is actually real. You can read more about how it came together here.

What’s in it?

  • Chunks of various meteorites that came from places like the Moon and Mars…
  • Tiny bits taken from dinosaur fossils, including the horn of a triceratops, the tooth of a T-rex and some dino dung…
  • Some hair from a woolly mammoth…
  • A tiny piece of module foil from Apollo 11…
  • A bit of coal from the Titanic…
  • A piece of bandage from a real life mummy…
  • A bit of foundation brick from Abraham Lincoln’s house…
  • A tiny rock from Mt. Everest…
  • An insect in amber (move over Jurassic Park!) that is somewhere between 40 and 60 million years old…

And a whole bunch over things, which are all mine, mine, MINE!

Suffice to say, it’s a super cool little present, it sits on the window sill next to the couch – and I can’t describe how fascinating (yet humbling) it is to actually own something that’s 40+ million years old or that came from another planet. Just a reminder that humans are just a tiny blot on the scales of time and space.

Want one?! You can visit the official Mini Museum website here.




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