117 Main Street
Hill City, SD 57745
The Museum at Black Hills Institute is a modest but incredible natural history museum. Natural history enthusiasts can rest assured; you will find something unique in this treasure trove of amazing dinosaurs, fossils, minerals and collectibles from all over the world.
South Dakota once had seaside property. During the Cretaceous while T. Rex roamed the land, a seaway spanning central South Dakota abounded with sea creatures. Our collection teems with many of these strange and amazing animals.
Allow at least 30 minutes to view the exhibits.
Hours of Operation:
Open Year Round
May 25 – September 3
Monday – Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Call for Sunday Hours
September 5 to May 25 open 9:30 a.m., close times vary
Closed for 1 to 3 weeks in February.
Dogs must be well-behaved and friendly to children and adults.