Museum of Geology - Annual Events

Dinosaur Extravaganza

This event is held annually around Easter. There are many fun hands-on activities for the kids. Activities include learning about dinosaurs and their environment, learning how to dig for fossils, and even dinosaurs in Hollywood!

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Night at the Museum

This event takes place annually around Halloween. Children can come trick or treat in a safe environment and learn about dinosaurs, prehistoric mammals, and rocks at the same time. The staff and volunteers dress up as well making this event fun for all ages!

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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


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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.