Tours

Children of all ages will enjoy the Sanford Lab surface tour and a trip around historic Lead.

Education

Learn about science, history, math, art, culture, mining, and geology. What a great combination!

History

Lead is rich in history and the home to world-leading research. We’ll tell you all about it.

Science

Sanford Lab is unlocking the secrets of the universe. Find out how at the Visitor Center.

Welcome to Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center

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.

The Science of Food & Wine

Please join us Friday, February 15, 2019 at 6pm for this informative and fun evening! Dave from Cheyenne Crossing and Kara from Firehouse Wine Cellars will both be teaching about the chemistry involved in cooking and wine making, plus giving suggestions on wine pairing. The menu includes Shrimp du Jon, Martha’s Vineyard Salad, Beef & Pork w/white marinara & tomatoes, and fruit cobbler. All courses come with a delicious wine:) Cost is $25 per person and seating is limited. Call 605-584-3110 to reserve your spot!​

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