Mines News

Release Date Thursday, September 20, 2018

Mines Celebrates Museum Day with Paleontology Lab Open House


South Dakota School of Mines & Technology’s Museum of Geology displays a range of fossils and minerals to delight and inspire all ages. 


South Dakota School of Mines & Technology’s Museum of Geology is celebrating Museum Day with behind-the-scenes tours of the Paleontological Research Laboratory (PRL) and events for all ages. Take this opportunity to see how fossils are cared for by our expert staff and students. The PRL is opening for special weekend hours on Saturday, Sept. 22, with guided tours from 9 a.m. to1 p.m. for this event. 

The Museum of Geology is always free and open to the public. This year's Museum Day celebration is hosted by the Smithsonian. Those interested can find more information on the Museum of Geology Facebook Page here.

The Museum Day celebration coincides with a Go To Mines event which draws hundreds of high school students and their families to SD Mines. During Go To Mines, prospective students tour departments, residence halls and other facilities and meet faculty and current students.



About SD Mines  

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 2,654 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1. The SD School of Mines placement rate for graduates is 97 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $61,300. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Snapchat

Contact: Charles Michael Ray , 605-394-6082, charles.ray@sdsmt.edu

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