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 South Dakota Mines  

Founded in 1885, South Dakota Mines is one of the nation’s leading engineering, science and technology universities. South Dakota Mines offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and a best-in-class education at an affordable price. The university enrolls 2,493 students with an average class size of 24. The South Dakota Mines placement rate for graduates is 98 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $70,036. For these reasons  South Dakota Mines is ranked among the best engineering schools in the country for return on investment. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on FacebookTwitter, LinkedInInstagram, and Snapchat.

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

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