Museum of Geology


Reoccurring Events


Weekly Book Reading

Wednesdays from 2pm-3pm in the Kids Zone at the Museum.

Join the Museum of Geology Assistant Director, Taylor, as we discover the natural world through reading and a fun activity. Each week will feature a different book that typically focuses on the 3yr-8yr old range.

  • November 14th-Julie the Rockhound
  • November 21st-Emma's First Agate
  • November 28th-Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System
  • December 5th-Magic School Bus: Inside the Earth
  • December 12th-Where Do Rivers Go, Momma?
  • December 19th-Where Do Mountains Come From, Momma?
  • December 26th-NO BOOK READING
  • January 2nd-NO BOOK READING
  • January 9th-Dr. Seuss' Oh Say Can You Say Dinosaur?
  • January 16th-I Love Rocks
  • January 23rd-Dinosaur Colors and Dinosaur Numbers
  • January 30th-The Badlands: A to Z

Museum Tours

We are happy to provide insightful tours of the Museum for groups and visitors during normal business hours! Join us as we got back in time to learn about the land of the dinosaurs, the Badlands and even South Dakota geology. To ensure that a trained tour guide is available for your visit, please email Museum@sdsmt.edu to schedule.


Annual Events


Fossils, Rocks and Mineral ID Day

This event is held bi-annually and will be held on Saturday, January 26th, 2019 from 11am-3pm.

Interested in identifying your fossils, rocks and minerals? This day is for you! Please join us at the Museum as the Museum staff, Paleo Club and Geological Society assist in your identification needs! As a note, we are not able to tell you the "value" of an item. 


Dinosaur Eggstravaganza

This event is held annually and will be held on Saturday, April 20th, 2019 from 11am-3pm. 

There are many fun and educational hands-on activities for the kids that include learning about dinosaurs, their environment, how paleontologists find and dig up fossils, as well as the difference between Hollywood and Science! Free admission and we welcome children of all ages!

   Children in costume playing in the sand      children making crafts in museum


Night at the Booseum

This event occurs annually and will be on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 11am-3pm. 

Children can come trick or treat in a safe environment while learning about ancient marine reptiles, flying reptiles, prehistoric mammals, and rocks through games and hands-on educational activities. The staff and volunteers dress up as well making this a free and fun event for all ages!



Summer Hours

(beginning Memorial Day)

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

Winter Hours

(beginning Labor Day)

Monday-Saturday: 8:30 AM -- 4 PM 
Closed: Sundays and Federal Holidays

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