Our Education Team

EDUCATION COORDINATOR
CHRISTINE WALLER
~ Bachelor's degree in elementary education from Montana State University-Northern
~ Taught public school for 10 years
~ Likes visiting with guests from near and far

CASEY SULLIVAN
~ Bachelor's degree in history and museum studies certificate from the University of South Dakota
~ Loves playing music
~ Enjoys meeting new people and cracking jokes!

TALLY MONTEAU
~ Studied elementary education at Sinte Gleska University
~ Taught tribal school for 19 years
~ Loves that The Journey uses the past to guide us into the present and future


We're planning ahead and looking forward to the day we reopen to the public. In the meantime, we're going to just keep learning! We're committed to bringing you educational content every week from our talented team of educators. Watch and share these videos with family and friends so that we can all learn together!

CLICK HERE for fun NASA activities at the bottom of the page

ONLINE EDUCATION

GUMMY BEARS
It's tempting, but you won't want to eat these bears! They're going on their own adventure with different solutions. You'll need baking soda, sugar, salt, vinegar, and water.





HUNGRY PLANTS
This is a great video for young ones to see how plants eat! Follow along with this experiment using celery, food coloring and water.





HOW THE STOMACH WORKS
We're solving a mystery today! How does your stomach work? Discover what happens to your food after you eat it.





RAINBOW SAND
This project offers an inventive way to make sand art for decoration or play! All you need is salt, flavored drink packets, and water.





BALLOON PINWHEEL
If you've been stuck inside, it's time to appreciate the little things outdoors - like pinwheels! You'll need a balloon, a straw, tape, and a pencil.





SPRINGING TO LIFE
We're making spring flowers out of pipe cleaners. Add a personalized note and share your flower with someone special!





LAUNCH AMERICA: BALLOON ROCKETS
May 27, 2020 will be the first launch of American astronauts on an American rocket from American soil since 2011. Celebrate the countdown to Launch America with these balloon rockets!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT LAUCH AMERICA




RAINCLOUD IN A JAR
Make your own rain cloud out of shaving cream and food coloring!




JOURNEY TRIVIA: ANIMALS
You think you know about animals? Prove it with this Black Hills critter trivia!




HOT DOG MUMMIES PART 1
This SPOOKY activity is great for parents to do with kids. We're mummifying hot dogs! It takes two weeks to complete, since you've got to let it sit. Watch this first video for some helpful tips. Then watch Part 2 to begin the mummification!





HOT DOG MUMMIES PART 2
This SPOOKY activity is great for parents to do with kids. We're mummifying hot dogs! It takes two weeks to complete, since you've got to let it sit. Watch this first video for some helpful tips. Then watch Part 2 to begin the mummification!





ROCK 'N ROLL
Where does Rock 'N Roll come from? Explore the term and its roots while learning popular chords!





THE AGE OF DINOSAURS
Did you know we humans live closer in time to some dinosaurs than they did to each other?! Learn more cool info with "The Age of Dinosaurs."





ANCIENT MARINE FOSSILS
Did you know that South Dakota was once underwater? All sorts of creatures were here, so let's dig in and talk about fossils!





CHUCKWAGON PACKIN'
Can you survive on the trail? Relive Old West cattle drives and choose which foods to take with you.





JOURNEY TRIVIA: PIONEERS
SOUTH DAKOTA CHECK! See if you can answer these 3 questions about the state and the City of Presidents.




HOME TWEET HOME
Bring all the birds to your yard with a simple peanut butter bird feeder.





HOW BIG IS A MOSASAUR?
The mosasaur was an ancient marine reptile. Just how BIG did it grow?





MEMORY MATCH: CIVIL RIGHTS
Learn about U.S. presidents and their accomplishments toward African American civil rights. Test your newfound knowledge with a Memory Match game!
Download materials here




THE MAKING OF A TIPI
With this video, you'll explore the ins and outs of a tipi.





JOURNEY TRIVIA: ARCHAEOLOGY
This video will test your inner Indiana Jones! See if you can answer these three questions about archaeology.





DANDELIONS
Kids will love this simple art project, creating both a white and yellow dandelion.





BISON BOX
This video is for all ages to learn about the majestic bison and how every part of the animal can be used.





CRAZY EGGS
In this video, toddlers will discover a world of color using plastic Easter Eggs and a bit of science! It's a great idea to first read Dr. Seuss' "Green Eggs and Ham."





IRISH JIG PART TWO: MANDOLIN
Can you jig it? After learning to create music with spoons in part one, we're throwing in the mandolin for our makeshift band.
Click here for Part 1



KICK OFF! PAPER FOOTBALL
We've brought back a favorite Discovery Expedition where we combined Groundhog Day and the Super Bowl. Host your own game at home with this twist on a classic.





IRISH JIG PART 1: SPOONS
Can you jig it? Join our makeshift band and play some good ol’ Irish music with a couple of spoons. Look out for part two, where we break out the mandolin!
Click here for Part 2




MESOZOIC MADNESS
We're going beyond March Madness with d-d-d-dinos! Links below the video.


Download a bracket HERE and get info on the competitors online HERE or check out these info cards we made from the same website! Download info cards HERE.


JOURNEY INTO SPACE
Blast off into space to discover what's out there.





DR. X-RAY
With this fun science experiment, you'll make your own x-ray!





SOD HOUSES
Grab some Legos and recreate the house of the pioneers!





LAKOTA COUNTING 1-5
With this video, you'll be a master at counting to five in Lakota.





GLITTER GERMS
How do germs transfer and what's their greatest enemy?!





ROCK HUNT!
Explore the rocks outside your home to see which treasures you can find!




FUN WITH NASA

DEMO-2 STRAW ROCKET - CLICK HERE
NASA and SpaceX recently launched American astronauts to the International Space Station from U.S. soil for the first time since 2011. Celebrate by making your own Demo-2 straw rocket to launch at home!


THE ASTRO-NOT-YETS EXPLORE SOUND" STORYBOOK - CLICK HERE
For grade levels K-4, this is short story helps students learn about sound, vibrations and NASA's Commercial Crew Program that will launch astronauts from Florida to the International Space Station.


ROCKET ACTIVITY: HEAVY LIFTING - CLICK HERE
These balloon-powered rockets will launch your payload up, up and away!


CLOUDS HAVE NAMES? - CLICK HERE
Escape into the sky and become a pro on everything cloud-related!


TRAIN LIKE AN ASTRONAUT - CLICK HERE
Train to improve your agility, coordination and speed by completing the Agility Astro-Course.
This project uses the excitement of exploration, challenging students to set physical fitness and research goals, practice physical fitness activities, and research proper nutrition.


PAPER CIRCUITS: LIGHT UP EXPLODED STARS - CLICK HERE
Ignite your brain no matter what your age to explore this ELECTRIC fun!


GUMMY GREENHOUSES GASES - CLICK HERE
Got gumdrops? Then you can build your own tasty experiment!


COMET ON A STICK - CLICK HERE
Fly around the room with your own comet! You'll only need a few simple materials.


SPAGHETTI ANYONE? - CLICK HERE
You can build with pasta, just like at our Astronaut Camp!


OREO MOON PHASES - CLICK HERE
You made these with us at summer camp, now make them at home!


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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.