Museum of Geology reopening Wednesday

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Updated: February 3, 2014 at 5:30 am

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The Museum of Geology at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is reopening on Wednesday.

The museum on the third floor of the O'Harra Building has been closed during a month-long ceiling renovation of the main exhibit hall. It boasts an extensive collections of fossil and mineral specimens from South Dakota and throughout the world.

The museum will host a reopening event from on Saturday featuring a rock and fossil ID table, and residents are invited to bring their backyard treasures to be identified by Mines geology students.

Normal business hours during the winter are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free.