Mines News

Release Date Friday, March 23, 2018

Unearth the Mysteries of History at the Dinosaur Eggstravaganza

The “Dinosaur Eggstravaganza” from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, at the Museum of Geology is free and open to the public.

RAPID CITY, S.D. (March 23, 2018) – Come and unravel the mysteries of the past at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology’s “Dinosaur Eggstravaganza” from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, at the Museum of Geology in the O’Harra Building (campus map).  The family friendly event is free and open to the public.

The Dinosaur Eggstravaganza features hands-on activities about dinosaurs and their environment plus rocks and minerals. The event is sponsored by the Museum of Geology and the SD Mines Paleontology Club

The event includes an exploration of the boundaries between science and myth in an activity called “Jurassic Park: Facts and Fictions” The Dinosaur Eggstravaganza also includes a demonstration on how paleontologists clean and uncover fossils at the “Fossil Preparation Booth”.

Attendees will experience excitement hunting elusive dinosaurs for prizes, show off their creativity while they paint fossil casts or create their very 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.  

Dinosaur Eggstravaganza is a day of family fun and learning for kids of all ages.



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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