The experience is what makes an event go from ordinary to extraordinary. Hosting your special events at The Journey Museum & Learning Center provides aesthetic appeal and uniqueness that most venues cannot provide. Give your guests the experience of a lifetime at your special events with a variety of event rental options and combinations. We will work with you to do whatever it takes to make your event a work of art.
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The Stanford Adelstein Gallery
The Stanford Adelstein Gallery offers a dynamic and eclectic schedule of art, historical and scientific exhibitions that provides a stimulating atmosphere for special events. Depending on the exhibit that is scheduled during your anticipated event rental, the space may accommodate up to 200 people for performance style receptions, 192 people for seated dinners, and 250 for standing receptions. This event rental also has the capability to hold multimedia presentations with a drop down projector.
Wells Fargo Theater
Ideal for multimedia presentations, this area has 143 cushioned seats that face a 22’ x 28’ screen with a stereo quality sound system. The expansive screen provides opportunities to showcase films and other media to a large audience. Restricted availability during regular business hours May 1 through September 30.
The Joe Rovere Library
Located on the second floor with a wall of picture windows to provide an abundance of natural light and large barn doors, the library is an ideal space for meetings, small receptions, presentations, and other special events. The library can accommodate up to 50 seated theater style, 40 people at tables (projector use), or 64 people at tables (no projector use).
The Board Room
With large windows overlooking the museum collections, the board room seats up to 15 people around a large conference table. This event rental is ideal for meetings and presentations.
Host the wedding of your dreams or an exciting outdoor event in our Native Gardens. With over five acres of charming western South Dakota native plants, set the scene for a memorable occasion.
The Journey Museum & Learning Center does not have an on-site caterer, giving you the freedom to customize your event’s food service needs. We can provide you a list of area caterers or you are welcome to provide your own food at your special events. Coffee, bottle water and soft drinks are available for purchase. Please see our alcohol policy below regarding our bar service. The Journey Museum & Learning Center can provide selected table linens and centerpieces for an additional fee for your event rental.
The Journey Museum & Learning Center holds a beer and wine permit. All laws of the City of Rapid City and the State of South Dakota apply to the serving and consuming of alcohol. No outside beverages may be brought into The Journey Museum & Learning Center; product must be purchased through the museum.
The renting organization must include a disclaimer on all print and additional marketing materials stating “The Journey Museum & Learning Center is a non-profit corporation that does not endorse any particular candidate or political issue.”
The Journey Museum & Learning Center regularly adds new events, exhibits, and features to the expansive museum, covering American history, Black Hills history, and Native American culture.
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