Museum of Geology

Museum of Geology

The Museum of Geology consists of two distinct but interrelated components:

  • The Museum of Geology (public museum): housed on the third floor of O’Harra Hall (the main administrative building for the School of Mines campus), and
  • The James E. Martin Paleontology Research Lab (MPRL):  a newly-constructed facility that houses the research and collections component of the Museum of Geology.

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Many of the collections belonging to the museum are of significant interest to researchers and scholars.  The Museum is also a popular tourist stop and community resource, introducing kids and adults to a fascinating world of geology and paleontology. 

Summer Hours

(beginning Memorial Day)

Monday-Friday: 9 am-5 pm
Saturday: 9 am-6 pm
Sunday: 12pm-5pm
Open Holidays

Winter Hours

(beginning Labor Day)

Monday-Friday: 9 am-4 pm
Saturday: 10 am-4 pm
Closed Sundays and Holidays

Directions

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The Musuem of Geology is operated by the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.