The Children’s Museum of the Black Hills is thrilled to announce that we have leased a building and are in the planning phases of opening a location! We have been working tirelessly towards this goal over the past two years and are excited to provide a physical space for children and families to play, discover, and learn. We will be working hard over the next few months to design and create an incredible children’s museum to serve the Black Hills region.


Make Your Donation Today!

Donation Amounts


We are asking for your help.

Children’s museums are a financial investment in the future of our community. We are launching our month-long capital campaign, “Gearing Up for Greatness” to raise $850,000 to fund this endeavor. We understand this is a quick timeline, but we want to open our doors as soon as possible! We believe the Black Hills communities are up to the challenge!

We are going to be raising most of these funds through donations under $1,000. Why? Because we want the community to dream big dreams and embrace the Children’s Museum of the Black Hills as a shared space that encourages creative play, exploration, and discovery in the pursuit of lifelong learning.

How can you donate? Easy! Below you will find the different gift levels, simply choose your donation amount and donate online below, PayPal, or mail a check payable to Children’s Museum of the Black Hills to P.O. Box 9187, Rapid City, SD 57709-9187.



Other Ways to Support

In addition to financial support, we are looking for local artisans, craftsman, and other individuals to get involved in this amazing adventure. We want to utilize the talent available in the surrounding communities to create a one-of-a-kind space for children. We will be investing sweat equity into our space because we believe in working hard to achieve our dream.

If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Lily Bruckner at or 605-545-0623.

Open House Hours

  • Open House Events at our new location: 615 Main St.
  • Come see our bare space…just waiting for greatness!
  • Come make your donation in person, visit with us about your ideas, and let your kiddos play with some of our exhibits!


  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3

Week 1: Sept 10-16

Tues. Sept 11:

9 am – 2 pm

Thurs. Sept 13:

3 pm – 7 pm

Sat. Sept 15


Black Hills Harley Davidson

Week 2: Sept 17-23

Mon. Sept 17:

9 am – 2 pm

Tues. Sept 18:

3 pm – 7 pm



Sat. Sept. 22:

9 am – 4 pm


Week 3: Sept 24-30


Tues. Sept 25:

9 am – 2 pm


Thurs. Sept 27:

3 pm – 7 pm

Sat. Sept. 29:

9 am – 4 pm


Number of $10,000 Donors (Goal of 5)

Number of $5,000 Donors (Goal of 25)

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Number of $1,000 Donors (Goal of 100)

Number of $500 Donors (Goal of 300)

Number of $250 Donors (Goal of 500)

Number of $100 Donors (Goal of 750)

Number of $50 Donors (Goal of 1000)

Number of $25 Donors (Goal of 2000)
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