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Necklace from the Akta Lakota Museum Shopping Center

Floor plan for the Historical Center

Visitor Guidelines

For the sake of all visitors and to protect our collections and children, please follow these guidelines:
  • Do not touch artifacts and exhibits, except where invited by the “Please Touch” icon.
  • Leave food and beverages in your vehicle.
  • Refrain from using cell phones in galleries.
  • Refrain from smoking or using other tobacco products inside or outdoors we are a smoke free campus.
  • Leave backpacks, child-carrying backpacks, motorcycle helmets, umbrellas, and large items in your vehicle.
  • Leave weapons and tools in your vehicle.
  • Leave pets outside; qualified service dogs are welcome.
  • Wear appropriate attire, including shirt and shoes.
Thank you for your cooperation.


You may use cameras and video recorders throughout the center, except in special exhibition galleries or where noted. Images captured are for personal use only. Commercial or media photography, the use of tripods, monopods, exposed flashbulbs, or continuous video lighting requires an appointment and permission from authorized center staff.

While visiting the Akta Lakota Museum & Cultural Center, you may be photographed or video-taped by a staff photographer. These images may be used in future educational or public relations materials. Your admission to the center or to organization-sponsored programs serves as permission for image use.


Restrooms are wheelchair accessible and located near the entrance of the Medicine Wheel Garden on the Westside of the center.


View our campus map for parking areas.

Museum Hours

November - April 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday
Closed Weekends and National Holidays
May - October 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Monday - Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday

Hours are subject to change please call 1-800-798-3452