1800 US-18 BYP P.O. Box: 692
Hot Springs, SD 57747 United States
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Scout Merit Badge

Earn Your Geology Merit Badge

Learn about the geology of the mammoth Site and the southern Black Hills and earn your Geology Merit Badge while you do it.

This approximately 2-hour-long activity includes classroom introduction, hands-on rock analysis, and examination of rocks outdoors.

Reservations and advanced payment are required for this class. These classes are held by special reservation only and must have at least 10 students.

We require participants and chaperones take the bonebed tour before this activity to orient the group to the Mammoth Site. The cost for the class is $8.00 + tax per person in addition to the guided tour price.

Click here for Merit Badge Criteria.

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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