Mines News

Release Date Monday, March 21, 2016

Unearth Mysteries of the Past at SD Mines Dinosaur Extravaganza

RAPID CITY, S.D. (March 21, 2016) – Unravel the mysteries of the past with the annual South Dakota School of Mines & Technology’s Dinosaur Extravaganza from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at the Museum of Geology.

Free and open to families with children up to age 10, the Dinosaur Extravaganza will feature hands-on activities about dinosaurs and their environment, including the “Dinosaurs: When and Where” activity, which explores how humanity’s understanding of dinosaurs has changed over the years.

Children can hunt for the elusive dinosaur duckies for prizes, show off their creativity while they paint fossil casts or create their own dinosaur scene or learn basic field techniques with the dig box as they brush away sand and dirt to uncover the great animals of the past. 

The Dinosaur Extravaganza is sponsored by the Paleontology Club and the Museum of Geology, which is located in the O’Harra Building.


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 2,778 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1. The SD School of Mines placement rate is 96 percent, with an average starting salary of $62,929. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on Facebook and Twitter.


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