Your journey in the Black Hills starts here. 4 great collections for 1 low price. Learn & play all day, experience interactive displays & exhibits, plus special theater presentations daily. You will begin at the dawn of time & travel through the universe. Conveniently located in downtown Rapid City.
The Journey Museum & Learning center is not only a museum, but a place to learn and have fun while doing it! Whether it’s with your family or on an educational field trip, The Journey has something for everyone.
In Museum Activities
Schedules Posted Daily in Museum Lobby
- Tipi Talks
- Lakota Games
- Bone Talks & Rocks
The Journey Museum & Learning center offers customized tours and other educational experiences at special rates for schools and educational organizations. Please call 605-394-6923 one week in advance to schedule.
Stocked with books, puzzles, puppets, microscopes, discovery boxes and more, the Learning Lab is filled with endless possibilities for learning fun!
Get hands-on with Dinosaurs! In the Paleontology field tent, you can dig for dino bones, do puzzles, and touch real fossils! The tent also features a real fossil preparation lab where volunteers work on fossil specimens.
Wells Fargo Theater
Scheduled Programs Posted Daily in Museum Lobby
The Journey 14 minutes
The Journey starts here: from the beginning of the Universe to the age of dinosaurs, and on to the Native Americans and pioneers. It’s an exciting introduction to our collections!
Over the Black Hills 21 minutes
Immerse yourself in an aerial view of western South Dakota. Its infinite variety will leave you wanting more. (Brought to you by SDPB)
Lakota Star Knowledge 29 minutes
Learn about the stars through the eyes of the Lakota through traditional stories and modern science.
Journey Into Space 45 minutes
Take a trip through space using our NASA supported Uniview Digital Universe Program. See the constellations and more. Session closes with a 15 minute audience led tour of the universe.
(Call 605-394-6923 for winter showtimes)
Adults (Ages 18-61): $10
Seniors (Ages 62+): $8
Military w/id: $8
Students (ages 6-17): $7
Children (5 & under) Free with family
**All admission good for two days with receipt**
Your Black Hills Journey starts here. The Journey Museum & Learning Center brings together four major prehistoric and historic collections to tell the complete story of the Western Great Plains - from the perspective of the Lakota people and the pioneers who shaped its past, to the scientists who now study it. Interactive learning experiences such as the Wells Fargo Theater, Paleontology Tent and Learning Lab give you the chance to learn and play every day!