Homeschool Classes



Every Thursday (excluding 11/25) October 7 - December 16, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Come join us as we learn and explore the geological and paleontological past of the Black Hills and surrounding region during each class! From life before dinosaurs to the present day, you will learn to analyze fossils and artifacts that document how life once lived and walked on Earth. Document your discoveries in a scientific journal and come make memories to last a lifetime!


Homeschool Class Schedule

Meets in person on Thursdays: October 7, 14, 21, 28 & November 4, 11, 18 December 2, 9, 16 Runs from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Classes Meet at:

The World Fossil Finder Museum 719 Jensen Highway, Hot Springs, SD 57747

*Exception: Black Hills - TP Canyon field trip.


Last day to register is Monday, September 24, 2021

Please register each child for an individual class costs ($30) per child - per class. Register via phone: 605-745-5007 or via email: attn: Amanda Felizardo


Capacities are limited and all staff and participants are required to adhere to current public health concerns. If an adult or child is experiencing symptoms of covid, seasonal cold/flu, please refrain from attending. There are no refunds for individual classes missed for the 10-week program.

Class Schedule: October 7th

Class 1: Geology of the Black Hills/ White River: Learning and Exploring the geological changes and creation of the Black Hills, SD.

October 14th

Class 2: Paleo – Biology: Exploring plant life of the Black Hills and its effects on Mammal and Dinosaur life

October 21st

Class 3: Rock Identification

October 28th

Class 4: Field Trip: Agate Hunting at TP Canyon

November 4th

Class 5: Fossil Classification


November 11th

Class 6: Paleo – Art: Learning how to draw mammals and dinosaurs based on muscle and bone structure.


November 18th

Class 7: Native American Art – Pottery, beads, arrowheads etc.


December 2nd

Class 8: The Basics of Field Work: Mapping, Gridding, Identifying, and drawing fossils in situ.


December 9th

Class 9: Making and Applying plaster jackets on fossils (hands on activity)


December 16th

Class 10: Sunrise at Bone Valley Documentary, Lecture by owner and founder Paleontologist Frank Garcia, Pizza Party!