1800 US-18 BYP P.O. Box: 692
Hot Springs, SD 57747 United States
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Museum Hours

Open Year Round With 30 Minute Guided Tours, Wheel Chair Accessible, Group Rates Offered


November 1 - February 28

9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Last Tour at 2:30 p.m.
Sunday Only

11:00 am – 3:30 p.m.
Last Tour at 2:30 p.m.

March 1 - May 14

Open Daily
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Last Tour at 4:00 p.m.

May15 – August 15

Open Daily
8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Last Tour at 7:00 p.m.

August 16 – August 31

Open Daily
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Last Tour at 5:00 p.m.

September 1 – October 31

Open Daily
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Last Tour at 4:00 p.m.

Book Your Mammoth Site Admission

Your Tour

After the 30 minute guided tour, you are invited to stroll the sidewalks of the dig area at your own pace. Then, explore the many exhibits in the Ice Age Exhibit Hall and peek in the windows of a working paleontology laboratory. Plus…view numerous short educational films on geology, Mammoth Site history, Hunting Mammoths with Dr. Larry Agenbroad, early North America and the people and animals that lived here during the Ice Ages, and museum laboratory procedures.

Although you can pop in for a quick tour, we recommend you allow an hour or two for your visit.

We are Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Easter Sunday.

We are an Equal Opportunity Provider, Please Contact Us to Arrange Special Needs.


Our Visitors Say It Best…

leaf“The Mammoth Site is not just a window into the past—it’s as close to being a true time machine as you’ll find, with some of the best ice-age fossils on the planet on permanent display.”
Ross MacPhee,
Division of Vertebrate Zoology,
American Museum of Natural History, New York City

leaf“The students examined fossil and non-fossil examples then made their own fossil imprints. The students had great fun and loved the activity.”
Savage Branch Library
Howard County, MD

leaf“We used the Kindergarten through 5th grade kits for an evening program and presentation. The parents were very impressed and the teachers loved the completeness of the lesson plans. They were easy to work with also during class time.”
Meeker Elementary School District,
Meeker, CO