• This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Discover The Mammoth Site in Hot Springs, South Dakota. The Mammoth Site boasts the largest concentration of mammoths in the world. You can tour this indoor active dig site and view Ice Age fossils. The Mammoth Site offers guide tours, enhanced educational experience with a gaming app and Summer Educational Programs. The Mammoth Site is open year round Learn more.

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Summer 2019 has had the Education Division at The Mammoth Site bursting at the seams with new creative and refined ideas and programs. The Mammoth Site summer interns have each worked extremely hard on individual projects called deliverables. A deliverable can be anything from brochures to organizing a collection; it is something that produces a visible product useful for The Mammoth Site by the end of their summer program. Both museum engagement interns and our conservation interns have developed, researched, and initiated some really amazing things this summer!

Root Beer Floats at The Mammoth Site

Root Beer Floats at The Mammoth Site

Save the Date for August 6, 2019 for “National Root Beer Float Day”.

Join The Mammoth Site on August 6, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for “National Root Beer Float Day”. Root Beer Floats are with a free will donation and the proceeds will benefit The Mammoth Site’s Education Programs. Also a “Mammoth” Thank you to Coca-Cola Bottling Company High Country and Sweet Treats from Rapid City for being the sponsors of this event!

The Mammoth Site is open 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. with the last tour leaving at 7:00 p.m.
The Mammoth Site is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization and the only Accredited Museum in the Black Hills. The Mammoth Site is also only one of three museums that is Accredited in South Dakota.
“In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, familial status, sexual orientation, and reprisal.” (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).

The Mammoth Site Ice Age Explorers Program Session 1

The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD Inc. would like to welcome our participants for session one in The Mammoth Site Ice Age Explorers Program formally called The Mammoth Site Excavation and Preservation Program. This is the fifth year for the program. The first session started June 2, 2019 and ends June 15, 2019.
The Mammoth Site Ice Age Explorer Program is a four-week excavation each summer, which is divided into two 2-week sessions. Participants must be 18 years of age or older to participate in the program. There is also a cost, which covers your room and board.
As a participant in Ice Age Explorer Program, participants spend time excavating in the Bonebed, screenwashing excavated sediments, participating in Bonebed mapping, working in the research lab on a variety of projects, and tour the molding & casting laboratory.

If you are interested in becoming an Ice Age Explorer contact The Mammoth Site at 605-745-6017 or visit the website at mammothsite.org

For more information, please contact Bethany Cook at news@mammothsite.org or at 605-745-6017.

“In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, familial status, sexual orientation, and reprisal.”
(Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).