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Museum of Geology

Price Range
Summer Hours
Memorial Day - Labor Day
Monday - Saturday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday Closed
Winter Hours
Labor Day - Memorial Day
Monday - Saturday 9:00am - 4:30pm
Sunday Closed

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. 

The chart below highlights accessibility features available at this local business. We hope this is a helpful starting point for planning your trip! If you have any questions or specific needs, please contact the business directly.

Parking and Drop-Off Areas
Accessible parking space available (8 feet wide for car plus 5-foot access aisle)✔️
Accessible parking space accommodates lift-equipped vans (8-foot-wide space with minimum 8-foot-wide access aisles, and 98 inches of vertical clearance)✔️
Route of Travel
Route of travel to business does not require the use of stairs or curbs    ✔️
Entrance door is equipped with a Power Assist opener    ✔️
Entrance door has a clear opening of at least 32 inches✔️
Access to Multiple Floors
Full-size passenger elevator is available for public use    ✔️
Access to Restrooms    
Wheelchair Accessible stall/toilet✔️
Grab bars    ✔️
Sink access    ✔️
Soap access    ✔️
Dryer/towel access    ✔️
Access to Customer Service Areas    
Walkways are free of any steps or abrupt vertical level changes (that will impede access for persons who use wheelchairs, walkers, and other mobility aids)    ✔️
Specific Accessibility Needs    
Staff is trained to accept service animals    ✔️