Museum at Black Hills Institute

117 Main Street
Hill City, SD

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: 2017
Open Year Round
May 26 - September 4
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.


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Accessible facilities
Wheelchair accessible
Pets allowed