Welcome from The Journey Museum & Learning Center Board of Directors! 

Together, join us on Giving Tuesday, November 27, for our inaugural Blue Jean Ball.
Help us celebrate 21 years of The Journey Museum & Learning Center! Anonymous donors have issued a $3,500 match challenge. You can help us double this match and strengthen our interactive learning experiences. Attend the Blue Jean Ball and donate today!


• Appetizers catered by Hotel Alex Johnson with cash bar from 5-7 pm
• Music by Jerry Garcia of Deadwood Express Blue Grass Band accompanied by Journey Board member Christy Heacock at 5 pm. Music by Brent Morris & Western Acoustic starting at 5:30 pm. in the Adelstein Gallery.

• Live auction with Mike Modrick of KOTA as celebrity auctioneer featuring fabulous Black Hills learning adventures like...
      * Meadowlarks & Bison Babies Tour with Dan and Jill O’Brien on their Wild Idea Cheyenne River Buffalo Ranch (during baby buffalo season) featuring cold beverages and charcuterie samples.
      * Where Dreams Began Tour with SD Sculptor Laureate Dale Lamphere in his studio to celebrate completion of Arc of Dreams-late summer or fall 2019. Appetizers and  wine for 10 included.
      * Roaming the Black Hills Railyards Tour featuring a caravan for five cars to historic railyards and sites led by SD rail history expert Rick Mills, director of the SD State Railroad Museum. Sponsored by South Dakota State Railroad Museum, free admission plus beverages and treats at the museum in Hill City.
      * The Play's The Thing!  Enjoy 8 tickets donated by Black Hills Playhouse featuring an 8-person picnic package and historic tour before the play of your choice during the 2019 Summer Season. Founded in 1946, BHP is one of the longest continuous professional summer stock theaters in the US, a cultural treasure of the region! (Package valued at $408, *park entrance fees required). 
       * Journey to the Firehouse Wine Cellars Tour Enjoy a tour with four other guests of Firehouse Wine Cellars followed by samples of complimentary wine all provided by our professionally trained associates. The Firehouse Brewing Company opened in 1991 making it the state’s oldest brewing company. It is actually in the what was the city’s main fire station. The building, built in 1915, was the main fire station up until 1975.
• Raffle ticket bidding on stay-vacation in B&B, personalized tours with local guides; kayaking or paddle board rentals; spa sessions; 2-for-1 day passes at Terry Peak, plus 6-7 fabulous baskets from the Journey Trading Post

Tickets only $40/person or $75/couple. Call 605-394-6923 or visit us at 222 New York St. to get yours today!

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The Journey Continues
Through You!

To make cash or check contributions, please send to:

The Journey Museum & Learning Center
Memo: Giving Tuesday
222 New York Street.
Rapid City, SD 57701


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The Journey Museum is currently in Winter 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.