Dino Pet Education Kit

Bring the Dino Pet into your classroom or kitchen to teach introductory science lessons in a unique and fun way!




The Dino Pet contains bioluminescent plankton and seawater. With a gentle shake at night and some easy daytime care, the Dino Pet will give off a blue glow in the dark. It’s a no-mess, no-fuss opportunity for students to get a close-up interaction with bioluminescence. The Dino Pet will live in your classroom during the day, and travel home with students for observation during nights and weekends.  

If you need a Purchase Order, or have questions, please email us at education@biopop.com

The Kit Includes:

  • 1 optically clear, apatosaurus-shaped micro-aquarium
  • 1 pouch of living, bioluminescent dinoflagellates
  • 2 pouches of Dino Food
  • 1 Storybook // A Dino's Tale
  • 1 plush Dino Stuffy
  • Additional tubes so that multiple students can bring bioluminescence home
  • 1 year warranty // if your population dies out for whatever reason, we’ll send you FREE replacement dinoflagellates and Dino Food- you only pay for the shipping!
  • A link with downloadable educational material (sample below)

The Educational Material:

We teamed up with The Education Center LLC to develop custom material that is ideal for 2nd- 5th grade students. The information and activities will inspire young students to understand and appreciate bioluminescent marine life, and give them a sense of responsibility.

Educational Material includes:


The Dino Pet contains living organisms, so all orders must ship via express delivery (Standard Shipping is USPS Priority). If you select Standard Shipping or 2-day FedEx Shipping during checkout, we ship these orders on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday only. If you order after 12pm PT on Wednesday, your order will be held until the following week. Be sure to open the package immediately upon arrival and follow the instructions inside the Dino Sphere box.

Orders will be held during extreme weather conditions (extreme heat or inclement weather). Orders will be shipped/delivered when weather permits.

*NEW* - Next Day Domestic Shipping Option!
Do you live in a US region that has extreme temperatures? For the health of the dinoflagellates, we recommend that you choose the next day shipping option during checkout so the living dinoflagellates are only in transit for 1 day!  If you select FedEx Overnight Shipping during checkout and place your order before 12pm PT Monday-Thursday, your order will be shipped that afternoon for arrival the next day (except for holidays). Note: Orders placed between Thursday 12pm and Monday 12pm will ship on Monday.


Visit our Dino Care page for information on taking care of a Dino Pet. Also, feel free to email us at education@biopop.com!


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