South Dakota Mines holds Halloween Night at the Museum

RAPID CITY, S.D. — South Dakota Mines Paleontology Club and Museum of Geology teamed up to give kids a special and safe way to celebrate Halloween. The event was called ‘Night at the Museum’ and took place at the Museum of Geology.

It’s a yearly event, intended to celebrate bones and the prehistoric monsters that once roamed the Earth. Kids were able to play games, make arts and crafts, and collect candy while wandering the museum in their Halloween Costumes.

Organizers wanted to give children an experience that was festive, but also exposed them to the wonders of natural science.

Mackenzie Ballou, President of the South Dakota Mines Paleontology Club, talked about how excited she was to share her passion for science with the visitors.

“It’s really important to spark this interest in science at a really young age because that’s going to stick with them for the rest of their life,” she says. “It stuck with me, it stuck with so many people, and it’s about getting that diversity in science. It’s about getting people interested.”

If you missed out on the fun today, don’t fret- a similar event is held in the spring. The next one will be Easter-related, but the underlying dinosaur theme will remain.

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