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


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


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


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.