National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center

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National Geographic Center

Grand Canyon Visitor Center holds many activities that thrill vacationers of all ages, with an educational IMAX film, live bird show and a multitude of thrilling Grand Canyon adventure trips. Read More

  • Visit the National Geographic Center to learn the best places to go in Grand Canyon National Park
  • Don’t miss the incredible IMAX film Grand Canyon: The Movie
  • Take the family to the live Condor Show to see the largest flying raptor
  • Private guided excursions make your visit special

What can I see and do at the National Geographic Center?

  • See an IMAX Film: Be sure to catch the movie shown at the National Geographic Visitor Center - Grand Canyon: The Movie. Move through time as history goes forward, witnessing the ancient inhabitants of 4,000 years ago and the 1869 journey on the raging Colorado River by Major John Wesley Powell.
  • Bird Show: This is the famous live bird show where you’ll see the world’s largest flying raptor up close. The condor has a wingspan of up to 12 feet, and this sensational bird is showcased here in a thrilling 20-minute show for all ages.
  • Get Grand Canyon Information: For the most comprehensive Grand Canyon visitor information, the National Geographic Center is the best source. Find out about attractions, sightseeing tours and much more.
  • Take Part in Special Grand Canyon Activities: From the visitor center you can embark on exciting adventures in Grand Canyon, making your vacation a one-of-a-kind experience. Take helicopter tours, mule rides, bus or jeep tours, guided trail rides or rafting expeditions.
  • Private Guided Excursions: Three, four or five hour excursions, designed to immerse you in the parts of Grand Canyon you love best, are ideal for the whole family. Programs range from an interpretive drive or walk while your guide tells stories of the canyon to a naturalist-led hike from the rim.

Where is National Geographic Center?

The National Geographic Visitor Center is located on Highway 64, just south of the southern entrance to Grand Canyon National Park, on the left hand side of the road.

When is National Geographic Center open?

Grand Canyon National Park Visitor Center is open daily from 8 am to 10 pm. IMAX movies show each hour on the hour starting 8:30 am in the summer and 9:30am in the winter.

How much does National Geographic Center cost?

There is no charge to visit the National Geographic Visitor Center and obtain information on Grand Canyon National Park. Check our IMAX Information Page for pricing. Special tours, mule rides and guided trail rides or rafting trips each have their own cost depending on length and number of participants.

Who can I call if I have more questions?

For answers to any additional questions you have, call the Grand Canyon Visitor Center at (928) 638-2468. For reservations and special events, call (877) 239-3235.