The Journey Continues
The Journey Museum & Learning Center
222 New York Street.
Rapid City, SD 57701
The Journey to 2022 is a fundraising goal to improve accessibility and the visitor experience at The Journey Museum and Learning Center. Our goal is to raise $150,000 by Dec. 21, 2021 to be applied to 2022 educational efforts.
Why the year 2022? This is a significant year for a few reasons. In 2022, The Journey Museum and Learning Center will be 25 years old. Adding to that, it will be 50 years since the Rapid City Flood of 1972.
This campaign serves to not only remember an important period in local history but to improve how we can share that history for generations to come.
You can help by donating to The Journey Museum and Learning Center. Call 605-394-6923 to learn more.
Below are some of the improvements we're working toward.
Closed-captioned movies and enhanced audio for the hearing-impaired
Update of "The Journey" film, which introduces visitors to the Black Hills and to our collections
Upgrade to theater control center
Ramps that allow access for guests using walkers, wheelchairs and other assisted movement devices
Handrails to allow for more safety on theater stairs
Updated projector and screen in an area where many events are held
Enhanced audio for the hearing-impaired
Digital cameras to archive and share full presentations
Smartphone app with audio library, including text for those with hearing limitations. This app will be used all around the museum for a more engaging visitor experience.
Upgraded monitors that currently feature video vignettes, complete with closed-captioning
Enhanced section on Deadwood history
Bathroom doors that open with the push of a button to assist people with mobility issues
Changing tables in all men's bathrooms