Digging Into Science

Can you dig it? Discover and explore the world around you in a fun and exciting way! Grab a shovel and a brush and dig into archaeology, geology and paleontology at this summer camp. The Black Hills provide a wonderful setting for these topics, with archaeological dig sites to reference, the historic finding of the world-famous Sue the T-Rex just a short drive from Rapid City, and many unique rocks and gems at our fingertips. Also, with a variety of dig boxes, a recreated Black Hills archaeology dig site, a large paleontology tent, beautiful rocks and gems housed in our dinosaur museum, and 5 acres of land, The Journey Museum & Learning Center is the perfect place to dig into science at this unique summer camp.

Things To Look Forward To At Camp:
Atlatl throwing
Making fossils
Visit from folks from The Mammoth Site
Digging pits

Dinosaurs who once roamed this land left behind traces of themselves, providing a base to go off of at this summer camp. Learn more about how the dinosaurs lived, where they lived the most, how they occupied their time, and their ultimate extinction inside our unique dinosaur museum. You’ll be able to dig for fossils, enjoy educational activities that get your hands dirty with knowledge, and learn more about how the dinosaurs shaped the Black Hills we live in now. This summer camp focuses not only on things that are housed inside the dinosaur museum, but also on things that are still out there, yet to be discovered and undug. So dig in deep and get your hands dirty to go back in time and learn about archaeology, geology, and paleontology in this unique summer camp.

The Journey Museum & Learning Center is home to not only the paleontology tent but also home to a life size model of some dinosaur heads. There are many different ways outside of this summer camp to continue your education of dinosaurs, as well as paleontology, geology, and archaeology. At The Journey Museum & Learning Center, growing and learning never stop.

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.