South Dakota and the Black Hills are noted for natural beauty, scenic wonders and man-made mountain carvings. Discover wonders from the earth’s past with a visit to the Museum @ Black Hills Institute. There you will travel back in time to see the remains of ancient creatures that roamed land, sky and sea in the age of dinosaurs. See mineral treasures from around the world, with a special section dedicated to the regional area. Learn the history of the explorers and miners who forged the present and fossil hunters who shed light on past. Here is a story of the past speaking to us through the language of geology and fossils.
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute contains an extensive collection of dinosaurs, marine fossils, minerals, meteorites and area paleontological historical displays. Our museum features the world-renown Black Hills Institute collection.
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute is a modest but incredible natural history museum. Natural history enthusiasts can rest assures; you will find something unique in this treasure trove of amazing dinosaurs, fossils, minerals and collectibles from all over the world.
The intriguing nature of the Museum's specimens stems from the founding geologists' passion to collect items they love and to share them with as many people as possible. Over the past several decades they have inspired many people with this same love of natural history. We sincerely hope if you are note a natural history fan when you arrive... you will be by the time you leave!
$7.50 - Adults (16 and older)
$6.00 - Seniors, Veterans, & US Military (must ask for discount at time of purchase)
$4.00 - Juniors (6 - 15)
FREE - Children (5 and under)
Year-long pass with every paid admission (non-transferable - must be validated by BHIGR or EP staff)