Things To Do


October 14th 2020 - Nobel Prize Award Winner-Ray Davis's Birthday Party.  Come learn more about his groundbreaking physics research and how it led to the extensive research now being conducted in the Sanford Underground Laboratory.  Free and open to the public.  Come and enjoy Beer, Cake, and Physics!

October 20th 2020 - Save the Date: Sip and STEAM.  Call for more details. 605-584-3110.

November 12th-14th - Save the Date:  "Fall in Love with Lead"  and Science of Beer and Food.

December 3rd - Christmas Market.  Pop-up Vendors, Artists, Food & Drink

Starting in January and held the Second Tuesday of every Month through November 2021 - K-8 Grade STEAM classes.


Free Exhibits

Free Exhibits

We invite you to visit our exhibit hall, where you’ll find exciting information about Sanford Underground Research Facility (Sanford Lab), the city of Lead, and the history of Homestake.

Our exhibits include historic photographs, videos, science and mining artifacts, and a 3-D model of the underground—from the surface down to the 8,000-foot level!

From our deck, view the 1,250-foot-deep Open Cut, an iconic landmark in the Black Hills, and see the many varieties of rock that created this unique landscape. Admission is free.

You’ll also learn a little bit about the mining process and the state-of-the-art Waste Water Treatment Plant designed by Homestake Mining Company and still used today by Sanford Underground Research Facility.

Tours last approximately one hour.  To book your tours, contact the Visitor Center at 605-584-3110. The Visitor Center also offers educational field trips. Please call for more information.  Large groups or bus tours should book tours at least one day in advance.

Hole in One

Hole in One

Get your first Hole in One! An opportunity of a lifetime! Drive further than you ever have be-fore.

With a hole a mile wide and a mile long, you are sure to get a hole in one AND add about 1250 feet to your drive.

This is a family favorite for expert golfers and the novice alike.