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Our Story

Jurassic Sands & What We Stand For

Jurassic Sands was founded in 1991 by geologist Jerry Bergosh with a simple goal – to provide only all-natural play sands that are the safest, cleanest, and purest sands on the market. More than 30 years later and under new ownership with the Sloan family, we’re still committed to that goal. Our sands have won three national awards – the Early Childhood 'Director's Choice Award, the Hobby industry's Best New Product Award and our sandbox was voted 'Most Fun Hands-Activity' by 40,000 attendees at The Kids Fair.

Our specialty's include play sand for sensory bins, sand and water tables, sand boxes, therapy sand trays, making Native American rock art and sand paintings, and substrates for aquariums and reptiles like bearded dragons and geckos.

We never rush mother nature, all our sands are formed from natural erosion and are never crushed, pulverized, or colored with toxic dyes or chemicals. Jurassic Sands was created and continues to operate because we truly believe in the developmental, sensory, and social sand play benefits for children and adults alike.

Meet Jerry Bergosh, The Sandman

Jerry the SandmanAs a geologist for over 40 years Jerry Bergosh wants to share his passion for how our world is shaped and the unique landscapes that make up our planet with future generations. While researching dinosaur tracks, he not only found them, he found one of Earth's most beautiful sands - Original Jurassic PlaySand. Thus, the Sandman created Jurassic Sands so others could experience the beauty and history of the world's diverse sands. You can read why and how Jerry Bergosh became a sand geologist here.

Meet the Sloans, The Sandfam

Meet the SloansThe Sloans have been working with Jerry at Jurassic Sands for over 20 years. Now they are carrying on Jerry Bergosh’s love of all things sand. Just like the Sandman did for decades, we provide you with our award-winning sands that have the unique quality of being educational, therapeutic, and fun. Our sands were present when dinosaurs walked the Earth, helped Native Americans tell stories, and can now be experienced by all. We have an array of all-natural sand products that come in a variety of colors and textures.

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