Mines News

Release Date Monday, October 23, 2017

Night at the Museum Features Trick or Treating with the Dinosaurs

Paleontology Club members dress up and donate their time and enthusiasm for the Night at the Museum event each year.   In 2016 the Night at the Museum drew almost 700 attendees to campus. 

RAPID CITY, S.D. (Oct. 23, 2016) – The tenth annual Halloween-themed “Night at the Museum” will be hosted at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Museum of Geology from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28.

Children and adults alike are encouraged to dress in Halloween costumes for trick or treating in the museum. Members of the South Dakota Mines Paleo Club will host hands-on educational activities and games surrounded by the museum’s mounted skeletons and other fossils of millions-of-years-old dinosaurs, mammals and marine reptiles.

The Museum of Geology is located on the third floor of the O’Harra Building on the SD Mines campus. There is no charge. Up to 300 people attend “Night at the Museum” each year.

The museum offers exhibits focusing on paleontology and mineralogy, with displays that feature meteorites and a fluorescent mineral room. For additional information visit the museum online.

Regular Saturday hours at the museum are 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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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 2,529 students with an average class size of 24. The SD School of Mines placement rate for graduates is 97 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $63,350. Find us online at 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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