The Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center in Great Falls, Montana celebrated their 14th anniversary Sunday, May 6. Balloons, ice cream, Smokey Bear…there were lots of activities for all ages.
Since opening day 14 years ago there have been many visitors, many changing exhibits and constant enhancement to permanent exhibits.
School groups (this is the seaon for that) work a visit to the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center into their history curriculum and Elder Hostels and group tours use the Interpretive Center as an anchor for their history-based Lewis & Clark tours.
Here’s a fun photo of Smokey Bear greeting a young visitor to the Center last Sunday.
Some background on the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center – it is located about midway on the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail. Many exhibits focus on the expedition’s interaction with the Plains Indian tribes who helped them through many struggles.
As you walk through the 6,000 square foot interpretive hall at the Center, you’ll travel the route all the way to the Pacific Ocean and back.
Exhibits are geared to a variety of ages and and it’s never too early to start learning as you can see from this young and curious visitor.
The Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center is open year round and during the summer they are open 7 days a week. Evening programs are scheduled regularly and there are two stunning films shown in the theater several times a day.