turtle soup

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special presentation

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discovery expedition

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toddler tuesday

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turtle soup

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our latest exhibit

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222 New York Street
Rapid City, SD

605-394-6923

(2 blocks east of the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn)

Events Calendar

Turtle Soup - "Rockerville Flume"

Fri, Apr 19, 2019 - Fri, Apr 19, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Doolittle Raid: The First Heroes

Fri, Apr 19, 2019 - Fri, Apr 19, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Toddler Tuesday: Every Day is Earth Day

Tue, Apr 23, 2019 - Tue, Apr 23, 2019
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Turtle Soup - "Hole in the Wall Gang"

Fri, Apr 26, 2019 - Fri, Apr 26, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

April 27 Discovery Expedition: Invasive Species

Sat, Apr 27, 2019 - Sat, Apr 27, 2019
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

April 28 Discovery Expedition: Invasive Species

Sun, Apr 28, 2019 - Sun, Apr 28, 2019
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Art with Gabrielle

Sun, Apr 28, 2019 - Sun, Apr 28, 2019
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Toddler Tuesday: Animal Feet

Tue, Apr 30, 2019 - Tue, Apr 30, 2019
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Turtle Soup - Rapid City Historic Preservation

Fri, May 3, 2019 - Fri, May 3, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

May 4 Discovery Expedition: Protecting Bald Eagles

Sat, May 4, 2019 - Sat, May 4, 2019
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

May 5 Discovery Expedition: Protecting Bald Eagles

Sun, May 5, 2019 - Sun, May 5, 2019
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Toddler Tuesday: Mother's Day Cards

Tue, May 7, 2019 - Tue, May 7, 2019
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Turtle Soup - "Black Hills Playhouse"

Fri, May 10, 2019 - Fri, May 10, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

May 11 Discovery Expedition: Mother's Day Cards

Sat, May 11, 2019 - Sat, May 11, 2019
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

May 12 Discovery Expedition: Mother's Day Cards

Sun, May 12, 2019 - Sun, May 12, 2019
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Art with Gabrielle

Sun, May 12, 2019 - Sun, May 12, 2019
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Toddler Tuesday: Endangered Species Day

Tue, May 14, 2019 - Tue, May 14, 2019
10:30 am - 11:30 am

May 18 Discovery Expedition: Gold Panning

Sat, May 18, 2019 - Sat, May 18, 2019
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

May 19 Discovery Expedition: Gold Panning

Sun, May 19, 2019 - Sun, May 19, 2019
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

May 25 Discovery Expedition: Compass

Sat, May 25, 2019 - Sat, May 25, 2019
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

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Along with Black Hills history and Native American culture, The Journey Museum & Learning Center is also home to the vast collection that shows humanity’s journey through time, from creation all the way through current life. We are one of the unique museums that focus on subjects such as dinosaurs, early settlement, and past living conditions. Journey through and learn about not only Black Hills history, but the history of our species.

Take a stroll through the museum today to get some insight into Native American culture and the history of the beautiful Black Hills.

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The Journey Museum & Learning Center brings the history of the Black Hills to light and explains the connections of science and culture to its visitors. By nature, humans are explorers, always looking for the next challenge, the next horizon, and the next part of our human story. The Black Hills was one of the last frontiers to be settled by pioneers and from it grew the myths and legends that we know and love today.

The Black Hills are also the place where Native American culture is not history, but is rather a way of life that is still evolving. The Journey Museum & Learning Center contends with the interplay of science and culture daily, and strives to embrace a level of understanding for its visitors that is rooted in cultural perspectives.

At The Journey Museum & Learning Center, we aim to focus on the Black Hills culture that has shaped our life today, as well as the Native American culture that is so prevalent in daily life in the Black Hills. Our events are planned with these goals in mind and always aim to teach those in attendance the history of the Black Hills and the Native American culture. Take a look at our calendar of events for a wide variety of events that will entertain any age 5 to 105. You can also reserve tickets online to ensure you have a seat at one of our many popular events.

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Hours

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

Admission

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.