Volunteer Program Information and Resources

Volunteers are an essential part of the museum team here at South Dakota Mines. Whether working on the exhibit floor, or in the fossil preparation lab and collections spaces of the Paleontology Research Lab (PRL), volunteer efforts contribute to the Vision and Mission of the museum. Learn more about our specific volunteer opportunities and how to apply below.

Program Resources

Position Descriptions 


Volunteer orientation for Fall 2021 will be held in the Paleontology Research Lab room 161 at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, September 7th. The orientation is mandatory for any new volunteers wishing to apply. Volunteer applications for spring 2021 are due Friday September 10th at 5:00 pm.

Summer Hours

(beginning Memorial Day)

Monday-Saturday: 9 AM - 6 PM     
Closed: Sundays and Independence Day

Winter Hours

(beginning Labor Day)

Monday-Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM 
Closed: Sundays and Federal Holidays

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