Plan your Visit


The Mead Cultural Education Center is located at 82 Mickelson Drive, Yankton.

We are open Monday - Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.


Admission for adults is $8.00, Seniors $5.00, Children 5-17 $5.00,

Children under 5 are free. YCHS members are always free.  

Frequently asked questions

What are the museum hours and admissions fees?

Summer Hours (June - August): Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm Saturday - Sunday 12pm - 4 pm Winter Hours (September - May): Monday - Saturday 10am - 4pm Closed on Sundays - Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day. Adults $8.00 Seniors $5.00 Childrens (5-17) $5.00 Childrens under 5 FREE Members are always free!

Can I Take Pictures?

Yes! The Mead Building is an architectural treasure with so much history. We encourage your to bring your camera and tag on on social media! #discovermcec If you wanting to take wedding photos, prom photos, engagment photos, band photos, family portraits (or something similar) with a photographer, professional or amature, please call ahead and make arrangements, rates apply. 605-665-3898

What are the benefits of a membership?

Free admission the Mead Cultural Education Center 10% discount in the gift shop Early access &/or special rates to select exhibits and events Subscripton to the Mead Quarterly Newsletter Invitation to events and exhibit openings We offer several basic and sustaining membership options. Visit the "Become A Member" page for more details. You can call the musuem at 665-3898 to purchase a membership over the phone or buy one in our online shop.

Is the Mead Building accessible?

We have an accessible elevator entrance at ground level located at the back of the building. All levels of the building are accessible from the elevator. If you have question or concerns please contact us at 605-665-3898 or

Where are you located?

We are located at 82 Mickelson Drive in Yankton South Dakota near the HSC campus (north of Walmart).

Where can I park?

Parking is available on the east side of the building. Accessible parking is on the north side of the parking lot, the sidewalk with take you to the elevator entrace at the back of the building. If you have large RV or the lot is full overfull parking is located aross the street behind the Chapel.

Do you offer group rates?