Nov. 8-12
No Child's Play

The Journey Museum and Learning Center will host a traveling exhibit, “No Child’s Play” from Nov. 8-12, 2021.

The public is invited to the opening reception sponsored by the “Jewish Interfaith Council” on Monday, Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. Enjoy light appetizers and a discussion about the exhibit. Guests may tour the exhibit at no charge through Nov. 12. On Thursday, Nov. 11, the exhibit will be available from 1:30-5 p.m. This exhibit is curated and developed by Yad Vashem and on loan from the American Society for Yad Vashem.

Schools and other groups may also register for a Zoom educational program about the exhibit, presented by Marlene W. Yahalom, PhD, Director of Education for the American Society for Yad Vashem.

This powerful exhibit opens a window into the world of children during the Holocaust. It does not focus on history, statistics, or descriptions of physical violence. Instead, images of toys, games, artwork, diaries, and poems highlight personal stories. Children held onto their youth by creating a different reality from that which surrounded them. Approximately 1.5 million Jewish children perished in the Holocaust, and this exhibit is a testimony to their creativity and emotional resiliency.

The title “No Child’s Play” is taken from a quote by the renowned pediatrician and educator Dr. Janusz Korczak, director of Warsaw’s progressive and democratic orphanage, whose declarations of children’s rights were posthumously adopted by the United Nations as “Rights of the Child.” Korczak took care of hundreds of children before and during the war and recognized the value of games and play to children. In 1942, refusing to leave his wards, he was sent with them to their deaths at the Treblinka extermination camp.

“No Child’s Play” was displayed at the United Nations in 2006.

Register for a free virtual experience on this exhibit or join us at the museum on Friday, Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.

To join online for the 10 a.m. program, click here

To join online for the 1:30 p.m. program, click here

These virtual programs are made possible by the American Society for Yad Vashem.

The Journey Museum and 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 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.