Visit the Museum of Geology

Open to the Public - Fun and Free!

Geology is a fascinating and broad science that incorporates many other sciences! At the Museum of Geology, you'll find many compelling exhibits focusing on:

  • PALEONTOLOGY - the study of ancient life, and
  • MINERALOGY - the study of minerals, including gems, crystals, and the rocks they form

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Come and see

  • Fascinating mounted skeletons of dinosaurs, mammals, marine reptiles, and fish
  • Rare fossils from the White River Badlands, arranged in time-specific dioramas
  • Mineral displays including the Hall of South Dakota Minerals, meteorites, and a fluorescent mineral room that's sure to captivate
  • Engaging displays
  • The Kids' Zone offers hands on experiences for our young visitors
  • Museum gift shop with toys, books, models, and more -- many unique items! 

Tours and Events

  • The Museum is a popular stop for tourists as well as a favorite of residents of the community
  • Guided tours are available for groups.  Please call ahead to schedule at (605) 394-2467
  • Popular events for children include the annual "Night At The Museum" (fall) and "Dinosaur Extravaganza" (spring)
  • Paleo trips for families or individuals are available in the summer.  Experience what it's like to be a geologist!

Admission is FREE!  Donations are always appreciated.

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Winter Hours

(beginning Labor Day)

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

Summer Hours

(beginning Memorial Day)

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


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