Donors & Friends

Friends of The Journey Museum & Learning Center are important because they help offset the cost of educational programming at the art museum. Our Friends and their contributions have allowed us to accomplish an incredible amount of things – for our 19th birthday, Friends single-handedly helped us max out a matching grant from Brock Davis and Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial. Friends and donors have also contributed to cover the cost of bussing for every 3rd and 4th grader in Rapid City to come to The Journey Museum & Learning Center. The truth is, without the kindness and generosity of those donors that have stepped up and saw how important and how much of an educational asset our art museum is to our community, we have been able to further our Mission and Vision. The Journey Museum and Learning Center would like to thank the following donors and friends. Your contributions enable us to share our collections and programs with thousands of visitors worldwide.

If you are interested in becoming involved, contact Troy Kilpatrick at (605) 394-2249 or

Friends January 1 - December 31, 2017:
Gary & Gloria Brown

Jim & Connie Green

Charles Gwinn
Tim & Karen Raben
Jeff & Linda Viken

Barbara Annan

Chris & Roger Heacock
Ed McLaughlin
Doris Strom
Ernest & Linda Schabauer

Angela Anderson & Tom Fulbright
Reuben Bareis
John & Anne Barlow
Pete Bergman & Kim Wind
Dale & Mary Berkebile
Ruth Brennan
R.E. & Edith Dustman
Dick & Donna Fisher
Gail Giffin
Everette & Roberta Hoyt
Troy & Brenda Kilpatrick
Sandy & Tom King
Barbara Lampert
Karen Miller & Warren Jones
Norm & Linda Peterson
Jim & Gerda Phoenix
Grove & Jan Rathbun
Patrick Roseland
Jerie Rydstrom
John Spangler
Corrie & Angela Stephens
Graham & Anna Marie Thatcher
Craig & Joan Uhre
Fred Whiting

The Journey Museum & Learning Center regularly adds new events, exhibits, and features to the expansive museum, covering American history, Black Hills history, and Native American culture.

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The Journey Museum is currently in Summer Hours:

Winter Hours

(October 1st – April 30th)
10 AM – 5 PM Monday through Saturday
1 PM – 5 PM Sundays

Summer Hours

(May 1st – September 30th)
9 AM – 6 PM Monday through Saturday
11 AM – 5 PM Sundays


All individual admissions are good for two days with receipt.

Museum General Admission:

Adults (ages 18+) $10
Seniors (ages 62+) $8
Students (ages 6 – 17) $7
Children 5 & under FREE with family

Groups (10+ people):

$7 per person

Tour guides available. Please call (605) 394-6923 one week prior to visit to schedule.

Education Groups (12+ students):

$3 per student (all students 18 and under)
$5 College Students

Chaperones are requested. Special pricing will be extended to adult chaperones.

Tour guides available. Please call (605) 394-6923 one week prior to visit to schedule.