Museum of Geology

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Winter Hours: Monday - Saturday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm | Summer Hours: Monday - Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

44.0730941, -103.2062801

Everyone is invited to tour this free museum to explore the world around them going back more than 500 million years! Come to the complete skeletal fossils of mammals, marine reptiles, fish, and dinosaurs that roamed South Dakota. They also have a stunning collection of minerals from all over the world that are sure to amaze and educate! Don't forget to bring the little ones, the brand new Kid Zone has tons of hands-on activities that are engaging for all ages! The Museum of Geology at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology explores the natural history of Earth through scientific inquiry, preserves specimens and data as a dedicated repository for scientific research, and promotes understanding of geoscience and evolution through displays and outreach initiatives. The exhibits and public programs are located on the third floor of the O'Harra Building; the collections and laboratories are located in the Paleontology Research Laboratory. 

Upcoming Events

Art Night

Jul 10, 2020

722 Saint Joseph Street
Rapid City, SD  57701