Western Skies

Western Skies

Western Skies and Lakota Star Knowledge is a seasonal program presented by The Journey Museum and Learning Center. This Journey Discussion is underwritten on behalf of NASA and The South Dakota Space Consortium. Journey Discussions are free to the public and we invite you all to come visit us in person for these amazing educational opportunities!

These discussions talk about the history of the constellations, how the constellations change each season, and some of the earliest knowledge and depictions we have of the constellations. These discussions also talk of some of the Native American traditions in the Black Hills and how they used the constellations to locate important landmarks.

Western Skies and Lakota Star Knowledge are led by Megan Ostrenga the Archivist/Curator at our Museum. Megan received her Bachelor of Science from Northern Arizona University and then went on to receive her Master’s Degree from Texas Tech University in Arts, Heritage, and Museum Sciences.

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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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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.