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Discover The Mammoth Site in Hot Springs, South Dakota. The Mammoth Site boasts the largest concentration of Columbian 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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The Mammoth Site Welcomes a New Temporary Exhibit

The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD Inc. welcomes a new temporary exhibit, “Bison.”
“Bison” is a “traveling exhibit exploring the past, present, and future of this great North American mammal” (bisonexhibit.org, 2019). This exhibit is on loan from The National Buffalo Foundation. “Bison,” according to bisonexhibit.org, “tells the tragic history of this majestic animal, its rescue from near extinction, and the story of people across North America working to preserve the bison as a vibrant part of our future” (bisonexhibit.org, 2019).
The temporary “Bison” exhibit will be an added educational component to the other Bison exhibits featured at The Mammoth Site as our scientists explore this species during the Ice Age and the significance these mammals have on our lives today.
The Mammoth Site will also be hosting a lecture series in conjunction with the “Bison” exhibit. We will be releasing more information about the lecture series soon.
The Mammoth Site is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization. We are the only Accredited Museum in the Black Hills and one of three Accredited Museums in South Dakota.
For more information, please contact Bethany Cook at news@mammothsite.org or 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).

New Hours at The Mammoth Site Beginning November 1, 2019

The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD Inc., is announcing its new winter hours starting November 1, 2019, to February 29, 2020.
The new hours will be 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Sundays with the last guided tour at 2:30 p.m. each day.

For more information, please contact Bethany Cook at news@mammothsite.org or 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).

Fossil Fright Night at The Mammoth Site Recap

A “Mammoth” Thank You to everyone that came to Fossil Fright Night!

The Mammoth Site welcomed approximately 600 visitors on October 24, 2019, for the second Mammoth Site Fossil Fright Night, a fundraiser for the local Hot Springs Food Pantry and The Mammoth Site public educational outreach.

Guests were able to visit The Mammoth Site for free on October 24, 2019, by bringing three non-perishable food items per person. The items that were brought to the Site go to the Hot Springs Food Pantry.

This event gave The Mammoth Site the opportunity to donate 1,149 pounds of food to the Hot Springs Food Pantry. The Mammoth Site has donated a total of 1,372 pounds of food this year to the Hot Springs Food Pantry from Fossil Fright Night and Mother’s Day. The Mammoth Site also raised over $580.00 for our public education programs.

The Mammoth Site would like to give a “Mammoth” Thank You to everyone who came to support these wonderful events.
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 are 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).