Inflatable Planetarium

The Journey Museum offers interactive explorations of space with a travelling inflatable planetarium with the accompanying planetarium software, Uniview. View our rental brochure.

Rates to rent the Inflatable Planetarium are as follows:

In Rapid City, SD

Rate: $350.00

Outside Rapid City, SD

Rate: $450.00/day of presentation
Gas/Mileage: $0.25/mi
Overnight: not to exceed $130.00/night
Food: $20.00/day per instructorAdditional Costs as per agreement. Call for details.

Rental Requirements

For all Inflatable Planetarium reservations, your organization must meet ALL the following criteria:

1) be able to provide 2-3 adults on the day of to assist in set-up and breakdown of the dome
2) have NO STAIRS in the way of the drop-off site and dome set-up site
3) have access to at least 1 power outlet, preferably 2
4) have sufficient room for dome set-up (Height: 13.5' // Diameter: 25' // Capacity: 25 children, or 10-15 adults)

To reserve the Inflatable Planetarium for your school or organization, please send an email to or call (605) 394-6923.

Reservations should be made 2 weeks prior to the date requested, otherwise a timely response is not guaranteed. Please note that if you do not receive explicit confirmation from one of our staff that your reservation is on our calendar, your application may not have been received.

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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.