Contact Info

Contact Us / Contact Info

The Museum at Black Hills Institute
and Everything Prehistoric Gift Shop

  • Phone: 605-574-3919
  • Our Location is 117 Main Street, Hill City SD
  • Hours of operations are in the website footer, or on the Museum Page.

Black Hills Institute of Geological Research, Inc. Office

  • Phone: 605-574-4289
  • Monday thru Friday: 8:00am to 4:00pm
    Saturday & Sunday: Closed

General Communications

  • Email:
  • For Order Support:
    Phone: 1(605)574-4289 BHI Office
    Phone: 1(605)574-3919 Museum & Gift Shop
  • Mailing Address: PO Box 643, Hill City, SD 57745

Holidays and Other Considerations

    • Closed for Easter, Christmas, New Years, and Thanksgiving
    • Our Museum and gift shop are typically closed two weeks in
      Spring for maintenance.
    • Hours of all operations may vary during the time of the
      Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, each winter.

Contacts at Black Hills Institute of

Geological Research, Inc.

    • John Wente – Order Fulfillment/Web Sales/ Shipping Information
    • Jill Burch   Media Licensing/ Order Fulfillment
    • Rachel Farrar   Everything Prehistoric Gift Shop Manager
    • Peter Larson  President/ Display & Exhibit Consultant/
      Expert on Dinosaurs
    • Robert Farrar  Collections Manager
      Expert on Minerals, Fish, Mammals & Dinosaur Teeth
    • Sam Farrar  Director/Geologist/ General Fossil Inquiries/
      Fossil & Replica Sales
    • Adam Weaver  Business Operations/Geo-spatial/Website Support
    • Dr. Sharon Weaver   Paleontologist/Fossil Excavation/Preparation/3D Scanning &
      Production/Internship Programs
    • Alex Ruger   Museum Education & Research Inquiries/
      Paleontologist/Internship Programs