National Geographic Museum Cinema

National Geographic 
Museum Cinema

The Journey Museum & Learning Center is thrilled to bring National Geographic films to the area to give visitors and Rapid City community members an educational and unforgettable experience, launching with National Geographic's Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West.

With stunning aerial cinematography and meticulous recreations, Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West dramatizes the legendary early 19th-century expedition that crossed the uncharted North American West.

Woolly mammoths, giant ground sloths, erupting volcanoes, a mountain of pure salt...this is what Thomas Jefferson expected to find west of the Mississippi River. 

He also expected to find the fabled Northwest Passage, an Atlantic-to-Pacific water route that would ease trade with the Orient and make the United States a superpower before its time. But—as always with Jefferson—there was more: At a time when two-thirds of all Americans lived within 50 miles (80 kilometers) of the Atlantic, the President dared to imagine a coast-to-coast "Empire of Liberty.” In fact, he planned on it.

In 1803 Jefferson commissioned a “Corps of Volunteers on an Expedition of North Western Discovery” to find the passage and explore the uncharted West, including the Louisiana Purchase, by which he had recently doubled the size of the U.S.

Led by Jefferson’s secretary and protégé, 
Meriwether Lewis, and Lewis’s former commanding officer in the Army, William Clark, the Corps of Discovery would dispel many myths of the West—and create a new legend in the process. What they found was no less mind-boggling: some 300 species unknown to science, nearly 50 Indian tribes, and the Rockies.

 

Events Calendar National Geographic

National Geographic - Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West

Mon, Jun 26, 2017 - Mon, Jun 26, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

National Geographic - Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West

Wed, Jun 28, 2017 - Wed, Jun 28, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

National Geographic - Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West

Sun, Jul 2, 2017 - Sun, Jul 2, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

National Geographic - Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West

Mon, Jul 3, 2017 - Mon, Jul 3, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

National Geographic - Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West

Wed, Jul 5, 2017 - Wed, Jul 5, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

National Geographic - Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West

Sun, Jul 9, 2017 - Sun, Jul 9, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

National Geographic - Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West

Mon, Jul 10, 2017 - Mon, Jul 10, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

National Geographic - Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West

Wed, Jul 12, 2017 - Wed, Jul 12, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

National Geographic - Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West

Sun, Jul 16, 2017 - Sun, Jul 16, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

National Geographic - Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West

Mon, Jul 17, 2017 - Mon, Jul 17, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

National Geographic - Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West

Wed, Jul 19, 2017 - Wed, Jul 19, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

National Geographic - Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West

Sun, Jul 23, 2017 - Sun, Jul 23, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

National Geographic - Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West

Mon, Jul 24, 2017 - Mon, Jul 24, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

National Geographic - Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West

Wed, Jul 26, 2017 - Wed, Jul 26, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

National Geographic - Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West

Sun, Jul 30, 2017 - Sun, Jul 30, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

National Geographic - Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West

Mon, Jul 31, 2017 - Mon, Jul 31, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

National Geographic - Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West

Wed, Aug 2, 2017 - Wed, Aug 2, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

National Geographic - Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West

Sun, Aug 6, 2017 - Fri, Aug 4, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

National Geographic - Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West

Mon, Aug 7, 2017 - Mon, Aug 7, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

National Geographic - Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West

Wed, Aug 9, 2017 - Wed, Aug 9, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

About National Geographic


National Geographic gets you closer to the stories that matter. Through the world’s best scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, National Geographic captivates and entertains a global community through television channels, magazines, children’s media, travel expeditions, books, maps, consumer products, location-based entertainment and experiences, and some of the most engaging digital and social media platforms in the world. A joint venture with 21st Century Fox, National Geographic reinvests 27% of proceeds to help fund the conservation and education efforts of the National Geographic Society.


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The Journey Museum is currently in Summer Hours:

Winter Hours

(October 1st – April 30th)
10 AM – 5 PM Monday through Saturday
1 PM – 5 PM Sundays

Summer Hours

(May 1st – September 30th)
9 AM – 6 PM Monday through Saturday
11 AM – 5 PM Sundays

Admission

All individual admissions are good for two days with receipt.

Museum General Admission:

Adults (ages 18+) $10
Seniors (ages 62+) $8
Students (ages 6 – 17) $7
Children 5 & under FREE with family

Groups (10+ people):

$7 per person

Tour guides available. Please call (605) 394-6923 one week prior to visit to schedule.

Education Groups (12+ students):

$3 per student (all students 18 and under)
$5 College Students

Chaperones are requested. Special pricing will be extended to adult chaperones.

Tour guides available. Please call (605) 394-6923 one week prior to visit to schedule.