Playing in the Grand Canyon National Geographic Visitor Center's 500-seat IMAX Theater, located one mile south of the entrance to the South Rim, is Grand Canyon: Discovery & Adventure, a 34-minute immersive film experience that vividly shows the exploration and history of the Grand Canyon.

In only 34 minutes, you’ll discover a Grand Canyon that would take a lifetime to experience. The film opens with the beginning of man's fragile kinship with this twisting 277 mile Canyon, then moves the audience through time with brief glimpses at the stone pages of human history. From the mysterious Anasazi who inhabited the Canyon 4,000 years ago, you’ll travel through Grand Canyon history to join Major John Wesley Powell as he challenges the unexplored canyon and raging Colorado River in 1869.

Other Attractions at the National Geographic Visitor Center

Whether you’re touring the Canyon for a day or hiking deep into its depths, make sure you stop in at the National Geographic Visitor Center to not only see this film, but also to take in the view and learn the stories and secrets of the Grand Canyon.

From interpretive displays to photo galleries to satellite image displays of this natural wonder, National Geographic will surround you with the breathtaking wonder of the Grand Canyon.

The Visitor Center provides the perfect launching point for your Grand Canyon vacation, with convenient services such as Grand Canyon National Park Express Pass sales, an information and reservation desk for Canyon-area attractions, Canyon maps and suggested visitor itineraries and food and beverage services. You can also make sightseeing reservations or visit two National Geographic stores here.