Black Hills History & Museums: Museum of Geology

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Museum of Geology

Explore fossils of prehistoric mammals from the Badlands, marine and non-marine reptiles and dinosaurs from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, and minerals from the Black Hills ... all at the Museum of Geology in Rapid City.

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What can I see at the Museum of Geology?

Visit the Museum of Geology and learn just how the Black Hills looked and lived before humans. Because the museum is linked to the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, acquisition of minerals and fossils is a part of their curriculum. It is, therefore, an ever growing project and collection which today encompasses over 250,000 fossils and 6,000 minerals.

Where is the museum?

The museum is located at 501 East St. Joseph in Rapid City.

When is it open?

It is open during the summer from 8am to 6pm Monday through Saturday and 12pm to 6pm on Sundays. Winter hours are 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm on Saturday, and 1pm to 4pm on Sunday.

How much does it cost?

It's always free to the public.

Who can I call if I have more questions?

Call the museum directly at (605) 394-2467.