Gift Shop

Museum Gift Shop and Bookstore

Welcome to the Museum of Geology gift shop! We carry an extensive inventory of unique gifts, toys and models, clothing, games and puzzles, décor, collectibles, jewelry, books and educational materials, and mineral specimens. We are open the same hours as the museum, and located in the museum. Let us know if there is something special you're looking for! We carry a wide variety of items -- as described below

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Toys and Models

Beloved by children, our extensive collection of toys and models please both kids and their parents.
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Dakoterra Volumes

A publication series from School of Mines researchers about regional paleontology subjects.

Puzzles, Games and Toys

We carry most dinosaurs and prehistoric animals offered through Safari Ltd., including the famous Carnegie collection and Wild Safari collections. We also have an assortment of puzzles, paintable models, plush animals, dig kits and more!.

Gifts and collectibles

Purchase unique South Dakota magnets, keychains, postcards and other items!


Our clothing line includes T-shirts specific to the Museum of Geology.


Deck your walls at home or in the classroom with artwork and informative posters featuring dinosaurs, mineral specimens, the geologic time scale, and more! 


From early readers to seasoned experts, our bookstore features work on a wide assortment of subjects concerning geology, paleontology, Charles Darwin, and more. Our unique offerings include the Dakoterra series: a publication series from School of Mines researchers about regional paleontology subjects.

Mineral specimens

Our gift shop specializes in offering mineral specimens from the Black Hills, and around the world, that people can add to their personal collections. We also offer a wide range of rare mineral thumbnail specimens, carved gemstone figurines, polished stones, samples of precious metals, and more!


Combine the science of geology with the beauty and art of jewelry. The Museum of Geology is proud to offer jewelry from renowned maker Trisha Waldron, featuring semiprecious gemstones and local South Dakota craftsmanship. We also carry a wide variety of gemstone chip necklaces, carved stone pendants, and magnetic jewelry.

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.