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Discovery Expeditions 2020

January 1, 2020 - March 22, 2020  10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Take a peek into a world of wonder in a Discovery Expedition class. Our Journey educators create wonderfully playful and interactive learning experiences for people of all ages to enjoy. OTHER EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

Saturday: 11 a.m.
Sunday: 1:30 p.m.


Jan. 4-5: Surviving Winter

Long ago, there were no space heaters, so how did people survive the bitter cold? Find out how different cultures stayed warm.

Jan. 11-12: Mammoth Myths

You've discovered the mammoth! Step back in time and sketch the animal so the whole world can share in your discovery! Then see how your drawing compares to the first mammoth sketches.

Jan. 16-20: Spaghetti and Marshmallows (offered throughout the day)
Build the tallest tower out of these simple ingredients! Learn a bit about physics and engineering in the process.

Jan. 25-26: Pan for Gold!
Do you have what it takes to strike it rich? Pan for real gold and learn about gold miners in the 1870s. This class is great for all ages.

Feb. 1-2: Groundhog Super Bowl
Tap into your playful side in honor of Groundhog Day and the Super Bowl! Play paper football with groundhog designs and experience the history of Groundhog Day.

Feb. 8-9: Chuckwagon Packin'

Just in time for the Black Hills Stock Show! Relive Old West cattle drives and choose which foods to take with you on the trail.

Feb. 15-17: President's Day
Learn about U.S. presidents and their accomplishments toward African American civil rights. Test your newfound knowledge with a Memory Match game! On Monday, Feb. 17, this activity will be held throughout the day.

Feb. 22-23: Black History Month

Discover the African art of Adinkra, a printed cloth full of symbols with special meaning. Create your own design!

Feb. 29 - March 1: Flying High

Build airplanes out of paper and straw, then see how far they go! Get an up-close look at our Planes, Trains & Motorcycles exhibit, and learn about people like Bessie Coleman, the first woman of African-American descent and the first of Native-American descent to hold a pilot license. 

March 7-8: Fur Frenzy
Come touch our animal furs and guess which animal it came from! Learn more about the different types of animals in the Black Hills.

March 14-15: Irish Jig
Can you jig it? Join our makeshift band and play some good ol’ Irish music on a mandolin or even the spoons! 

March 21-22: Jurassic Jumble
In celebration of March Madness, create a dinosaur bracket! Which dino walks away victorious?

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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.