Event Details

Total Solar Eclipse Live-Stream

August 21, 2017  10:00 am - 1:15 pm


Join the Journey Museum & Learning Center on Monday, August 21 to safely experience a total solar eclipse from our Wells Fargo Theater!

Starting at 10 a.m., the Journey Museum will air a NASA-sponsored, live-stream broadcast featuring four hours of eclipse content. The partial eclipse begins at 10:22 a.m. with the total eclipse starting at 11:42 and lasting approximately three minutes. The eclipse ends at 1:09 p.m. 

Rapid City and the surrounding Black Hills will not experience a total solar eclipse. This live-stream event gives the public a chance to experience totality without the hassle of driving hours away. In addition, the broadcast provides a safe environment to witness the eclipse, eliminating any need for solar glasses.

The total solar eclipse live-stream features content from regional and state science organizations. A team of local scientists will release weather balloons equipped with cameras. These cameras will capture the eclipse from thousands of feet off the ground, resulting in a one-of-a-kind viewing experience!

The total eclipse live-stream is included in the daily admission cost to the Journey Museum & Learning Center. Members of the museum receive free admission to the live-stream.

Three days before the eclipse, the Journey Museum & Learning Center will host a learning forum titled Dark Shadows - A Total Solar Eclipse. Attendees of this event receive a free pair of solar glasses as part of the admission fee!

Because seating is limited for both Dark Shadows and the Total Eclipse Live-Stream, we encourage interested parties to call (605) 394-6923 or email visserv@journeymuseum.org to reserve your spot in advance.

Location: Journey Museum & Learning Center - Wells Fargo Theater

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The Journey Museum is currently in Winter 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


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.