Discover a side of the museum you haven’t seen before! Over the holiday break, we’re offering interactive presentations for all ages on everything from the popular Stratobowl to South Dakota’s under-the-sea history. Every day is different.
Dec. 31st is your last chance to see our “Oscar Howe Tiospaye” exhibit, featuring iconic, original works of art. Come see pieces of art that haven't been seen in decades!
On Jan. 2nd, check out our new “Lakota Star Map” exhibit. The artist details the Lakota constellations and their significance.
For a full listing of the dates and activities, please see below:
Wednesday, December 26th - Stratobowl. Learn more about the Stratobowl from our museum curator, Corey Christianson.
Thursday, December 27th - Black Hills Forests: Then and Now. Join museum curator Corey Christianson to learn about the Natural History exhibit within the museum, as well as the story behind the historical taxidermy.
Friday, December 28th - Lakota Star Map. Come check out our new Lakota Star Map and hear from the artist, Mike Lammers. Learn firsthand about the Lakota constellations and their significance.
Saturday, December 29th - The Telegraph. Tap into our Minnilusa Historical Association collections to see a telegraph machine.
Sunday, December 30th - Dating a Fossil. Learn about how paleontologists find the age of a fossil and try your hand at dating a fossil.
Monday, December 31st - Ancient South Dakota Seaways. Find out how we know South Dakota was once underwater and try to identify fossils from the Western Interior Seaway.
Wednesday, January 2nd - Lakota Star Map. Come check out our new Lakota Star Map and hear from the artist, Mike Lammers. Learn firsthand about the Lakota constellations and their significance.
Thursday, January 3rd - Panning for Real Gold. Introducing our new and improved gold panning session! We now use real gold to pan, so you can see that flash in the pan for yourself and catch gold fever.
Friday, January 4th - Bison Box. The Lakota people didn't waste a single bit of the bison. Get a close-up look at how each part of the animal was used.
Saturday, January 5th - Story of an Arrowhead. Have you ever found an arrowhead and wanted to know its history? Learn how archaeologists figure out the stories of arrowheads and see what you can do to help preserve these precious stories.
Sunday, January 6th - Dino Mass Extinction. Come join us for a one-of-a-kind experience, where you get to act like a detective and piece together the evidence yourself to find out what caused the mass extinction of the dinosaurs.
**Sessions and times are subject to change**