News Releases

Museum of Geology to reopen Feb. 5 after a month-long renovation
Release Date Saturday, February 1, 2014

RAPID CITY, S.D. (Feb. 1, 2014) – The Museum of Geology at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will reopen Wednesday, Feb. 5, following a month-long ceiling renovation in the main exhibit hall. 

The museum will host a reopening event from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, featuring a rock and fossil ID table. Black Hills area residents are invited to bring their backyard treasures to be identified by Mines geology students from the Paleo Club, the Society of Economic Geologists campus chapter and the Tech Geological Association. There will also be a drawing for prizes.

Located on the third floor of the O’Harra Building on the School of Mines campus, the museum is home to extensive collections of fossil and mineral specimens from South Dakota and throughout the world.

Normal business hours during the winter are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. The museum is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free. For additional information about the museum, call (605) 394-2467. 


About SDSM&T

Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, S.D., offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university enrolls 2,640 students from 45 states and 37 countries, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1. The average starting salary for graduates is $62,400 with a 98 percent placement rate. Find us online at, on Facebook at and on Twitter at