Dinosaur Museum

Dinosaur Museum, Rapid City: Hours, Address, Dinosaur Museum Reviews: 3.5/5

Dinosaur Museum
3.5
Speciality Museums • Children's Museums
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Dinosaur Museum is located adjacent to Reptile Gardens. Mini Golf, Mirror Maze, & Theater are all free with Admission. Come see the most realistic, life-like dinosaur replicas in the world. We have dinosaurs of all sizes, from tiny micro-raptors to a full size T-Rex. Inside the Dinosaur Museum, you will see over 98 ancient reptiles from more than 65 species, learn more in our educational Movies Theater, while little ones play in the adjacent Fossil Dig. have the opportunity to make your way through our famous Mirror Maze, and even try your putting skills at our Mini Golf Course!
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Tonya C
56 contributions
Good stop if you are interested in dinosaurs
Jul 2021
We live about 1-1/2 hours away, so I have been driving past the place for a few years and we decided to stop. I knew that it was in an rustic/old barn and was a bit concerned as how hot it might be, because the temperature that day was nearly 100. However, they had fans running in several places and it was very comfortable. It is not very large but it hasn't been there very long. The exhibits seem well done and are set up well. They also have a mirror maze and a miniature golf course that are included. We have no interest in miniature golf, so we skipped it, but my son loved the mirror maze and went through it three times. There is also a toy museum next door that is free to get into if you went to the dinosaur museum.
Written 27 July 2021
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Toni T
68 contributions
Not the biggest display.
Jul 2021 • Friends
It was a last minute add on to our trip. The location is great but the there was just not much to see for the price. One time visit was enough for my family.
Written 24 July 2021
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RetiredWatchman
Bismarck, ND439 contributions
Small but a nice place to see for Dinosaurs
Jun 2021
The little one in the family really enjoys Dinosaurs so we stopped here. It isn't a very big place but what they have is impressive. The life like Dinosaurs looked great. It was enjoyable seeing the actual size of some of the dinosaurs and the information about each species. There is also a mini golf place outside for you to enjoy.
Written 15 July 2021
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GEO_001
Houston, TX406 contributions
Okay.
Jun 2021 • Family
If you have never been to a dinosaur display and never plan on going to one again, then definitely go here. If you are a huge fan of dinosaurs then also go. Otherwise, I'd probably skip this one.
Written 27 June 2021
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chelseapaak
North Branch, MN40 contributions
Just ok
Jun 2021 • Family
For the price there really wasn’t much to this place. The kids (ages 7 and 8) liked it but if you are on a budget- skip this one!
Written 25 June 2021
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4DisneyAddicts
Ault, CO120 contributions
Personally not worth it.
May 2021 • Family
While the thought is cool, the venue was just over $40 for a family of 4. The very little amount of Life sized dinosaurs leads this owner to stretch and put in a mirror maze and a put put gold course. They also play a movie in a makeshift room with a 65” ish tv playing a PBS film. I think I would find a better way to spend money for this.
Written 29 May 2021
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ScaredyCat
39 contributions
Realistic
May 2021 • Couples
Super realistic dinosaurs. Not animatronic but the quality was on par with the movies. Fun gift shop and a mirror maze. My husband was in heaven!
Written 28 May 2021
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Ally
1 contribution
Disappointing
May 2021 • Family
Disappointing, overpriced, just a view actual full size dinos, the rest were just heads. Mirror maze was short, took less than 20 minutes to see everything and paid over 40 for a family of four. Also bathrooms smelled of urine.
Written 23 May 2021
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67123Heidi
Omaha, NE10 contributions
Not exactly what we thought it would be.
Apr 2021
The exhibits are really wonderful. The mirror maze was fun but short. They have a mini golf but it wasn't open when we went. This is in a building that is like a barn. We went in April 2021 just after a snow storm. It was cold! The movie it interesting, but its, Walking with Dinosaurs from PBS, you can see that at home. Lots to read here, little ones will be board with it. This is not animatronic, nothing moves. Disappointed our 12 yr old granddaughter. Kinda pricy if you have kids who are not that into dinosaurs. Look for coupons in the SD booklets at the rest stops.
Written 11 April 2021
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DaBearsWISC
Wisconsin Dells, WI116 contributions
Good fun
Aug 2020
Yes, it's kind of small, and yes, it's totally staged, but it's still fun to see all the dinosaur models. The short movie is ok, too. And it's not terribly expensive.
Written 7 February 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dinosaur Museum

Dinosaur Museum is open:
  • Sun - Mon 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thu - Fri 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM