Black Hills Museum of Natural History

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Black Hills Museum of Natural History

Black Hills Museum of Natural History has one of the greatest collections of fossils. Exhibits change often but the latest and most popular is Stan, a Tyrannosaurus rex fossil from about 65 million years ago. Read More

What can I see and do at the Black Hills Museum of Natural History?

The museum is known among paleontologists as one of the best. Visit the museum and pass through many eras of prehistory, viewing fossils of reptiles, mammals, fishes, and trilobites.

Make sure to visit Stan, the Tyrannosaurus rex fossil, replays the life of this giant beast. After hatching from an egg, T. rex most likely stayed close to his parents until he was able to hunt on his own. Injuries to his skeletal structure suggest that he was involved in many battles, possibly for food and habitat.

Where is the museum?

It is located on Main Street in Hill City, about 15 minutes from Mt. Rushmore.

When is it open?

The Black Hills Museum of Natural History is open year round.

How much does it cost?

It offers free admission to all visitors.

Who can I call if I still have questions?

Call the museum directly at (605)574-3919.

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Black Hills Museum of Natural History

The Black Hills Museum of Natural History is located in Hill City.