Museum of Geology | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota
  • Museum of Geology
    Museum of Geology
  • Museum of Geology
    Museum of Geology
  • Museum of Geology
    Museum of Geology
  • Museum of Geology
    Museum of Geology
  • Museum of Geology
    Museum of Geology
  • Museum of Geology
    Museum of Geology

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Geology is a fascinating and broad science, which incorporates almost all of the other sciences! At the Museum of Geology, you'll find extensive exhibits focusing on Paleontology - the study of ancient life, and Mineralogy - the study of minerals, including gems, crystals, and the rocks they form.  Our displays are engaging and accessible to those of any age!

The Museum is located on the the campus of the esteemed South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.  The Museum opened its doors in 1885, and has been collecting and displaying new specimens ever since.

Come and see our fascinating mounted skeletons of dinosaurs, mammals, marine reptiles, and fish! Dozens of rare fossils from the White River Badlands are arranged in age specific dioramas.  Our mineral displays include the Hall of South Dakota Minerals, meteorites, gold replicas, and a fluorescent mineral room that's sure to fascinate.  See unique specimens from as far away as Antartica!