Day of Giving

For the National Day of Giving this year we are asking for your support! The National Day of Giving is on November 28th this year, but donations are now open!

Community generousity has allowed us to install a variety of improvements and upgrades to our facility and enhance the museum experience as a whole. Your support allows us to continue to evolve to best serve the Black Hills community for many years to come. Below is a list of enhancements that we hope to have in place in the near future. 

Your generous donation plays a pivotal role in helping us reach new heights and create a more accessible, enriching, and engaging experience for everyone who walks through our doors. We have made transformative improvements because of community support and will continue to with community support. These improvements include upgrades to our theater which allow us to have more finite control over the lighting for events as well as closed-captioning for our films. Other enhancements consist of upgrades to the Gallery for the ever popular Turtle Soup programs, and a smartphone app that provides for a more insightful visitor experience in the museum.

Please consider contributing to our cause at the bottom of this page.

The Journey Museum opened in 1997, since then knowledge, perceptions, and technology have changed drastically. Enhancements to the theater ensure that this space can continue to act as a great introduction to the museum, and to cater to every accessibility need possible.

Update of "The Journey" film, which introduces visitors to the Black Hills and to our collections

Ramps that allow access for guests using walkers, wheelchairs and other assisted movement devices

Handrails to allow for more safety on theater stairs 


Updated projector and screen in an area where many events are held

Enhanced audio for the hearing-impaired


Upgraded monitors that currently feature video vignettes, complete with closed-captioning

Handrails in the Pioneer Boardwalk Area   

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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.