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Family Adventure

A Mammoth Family Adventure

Sample of Mammoth Site Family Fun Itinerary

Self-Guided Tours

Steps:

Download the Self-Guided Tour App through the Google Play Store or on the Apple Store before you arrive at The Mammoth Site.

Pay Admission 

Go on a tour on your own or with the group you are with, following the self-guided tour app on your phone.

Summer STEAM Educational Programs

Jr. Paleontology Program

This educational simulated excavation for “Junior Paleontologists” ages 4-12 is held 7 days a week at the Mammoth Site from June 1st through August 15th. Sessions are 10am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm daily. 

The Jr. Paleontologist Program fee for each child is $11.06 + tax. Regular Museum admission is not included in the Junior Paleontologist Excavation fee.

Participants are required to attend the Museum’s 30-minute self-guided tour before the Jr. Dig. 

Advanced Paleontology Program

Based upon and expanded from our Jr. Paleontologist program, participants 10 and over will be taught proper excavation techniques and bone identification within a mock bonebed environment with replicas made from discoveries within the actual bonebed. This class will be offered at 11 am daily June 1st – July 31st and at 11 am daily August 1st – August 15th.

The fee for each participant is $11.06 + tax. Regular Museum admission is not included in the Advanced Paleontology Program fee.

Participants are required to attend the Museum’s 30-minute guided tour before the Advanced Dig. 

Atlatl Program

New for 2021! 

June 1-August 15 for ages 10 and older learn about this ancient hunting technique and get to practice throwing an Atlatl.

The fee for each participant is $11.06 + tax. Regular Museum admission is not included in the Atlatl Program fee.

Participants are required to attend the Museum’s 30-minute guided tour before the Atlatl Program. 

Click here to register for one of these programs.

 

Sluice

A fun outdoor activity, the Sluice is typically open from Memorial Day to Labor Day but is dependent on the South Dakota weather.

Bags of fossils, gemstones, or a combination of both can be purchased at the Bonebed Bistro or inside the Gift Shop.

 

Nature and Geology Walkways

Take a stroll on our Nature and Geology walkways. These walkways focus on STEAM Education and provide a deeper understanding of the Ice Age as you travel back in time. 

Bonebed Bistro

Getting hungry on your family adventure at The Mammoth Site? Enjoy a bite to eat at our Bonebed Bistro while enjoying the outdoors. The Bonebed Bistro offers a variety of foods from pizza, hot dogs, nachos, and daily specials.