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Volunteer At The Journey

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Hillary Kempenich Artist Reception
July 20

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Black Elk Peak Revealed
Thursday, August 2

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The Klezmer Five
Friday, August 3

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Learn and Play

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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

Toddler Tuesday - Music

Tue, Jul 17, 2018 - Tue, Jul 17, 2018
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Sioux Indian Museum Exhibition Featuring Artist Hillary Kempenich

Fri, Jul 20, 2018 - Fri, Sep 28, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Digging Into Science Camp 2 - FULL

Mon, Jul 23, 2018 - Fri, Jul 27, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Discovery Expedition: Mosasaurus Survival Tactics

Mon, Jul 23, 2018 - Sun, Jul 29, 2018
9:30 am - 11:00 am

Something Special

Tue, Jul 24, 2018 - Tue, Jul 24, 2018
10:30 am - 11:30 am

New Volunteer July Training Session

Tue, Jul 24, 2018 - Tue, Jul 24, 2018
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Discovery Expedition: Make Ice Cream

Mon, Jul 30, 2018 - Sun, Aug 5, 2018
9:30 am - 11:00 am

Toddler Tuesday - Friendship Bracelets

Tue, Jul 31, 2018 - Tue, Jul 31, 2018
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Learning Forum - "Black Elk Peak Revealed"

Thu, Aug 2, 2018 - Thu, Aug 2, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

First Friday - Klezmer Five

Fri, Aug 3, 2018 - Fri, Aug 3, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Making Art with Gabrielle August 5

Sun, Aug 5, 2018 - Sun, Aug 5, 2018
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Space Camp 1 - 2018 FULL

Mon, Aug 6, 2018 - Fri, Aug 10, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Discovery Expedition: Celebrate Sturgis Rally

Mon, Aug 6, 2018 - Sun, Aug 12, 2018
9:30 am - 11:00 am

Toddler Tuesday - Motorcycles & Cool Cars

Tue, Aug 7, 2018 - Tue, Aug 7, 2018
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Discovery Expedition: Make Your Own Fossil

Mon, Aug 13, 2018 - Sun, Aug 19, 2018
9:30 am - 11:00 am

Toddler Tuesday - The Moon

Tue, Aug 14, 2018 - Tue, Aug 14, 2018
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Making Art with Gabrielle August 19

Sun, Aug 19, 2018 - Sun, Aug 19, 2018
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Space Camp 2

Mon, Aug 20, 2018 - Fri, Aug 24, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Discovery Expedition: Hands on with Bison

Mon, Aug 20, 2018 - Sun, Aug 26, 2018
9:30 am - 11:00 am

Toddler Tuesday - Fly The Summer Away

Tue, Aug 21, 2018 - Tue, Aug 21, 2018
10:30 am - 11:30 am

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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.

Exterior of the Journey Museum

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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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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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.