South Dakota Discovery Center

Your hands-on science playground


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Our exhibit hall will reopen for members on August 1 and to the public on August 8! To reduce the spread of germs, the exhibit hall will be limited to 25 people at a time. This requires advanced online registration using timed ticketing, allowing you to visit at your preferred time.

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The Dueling Duo takes to the Drifters outdoor patio for a night of all-request dueling pianos!
In addition to the musical entertainment, there will be a live dessert auction.
Proceeds will go towards SD Discovery Center Endowment.

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In-person Summer Camps 

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SDDC camps are integrated into four learning pathways: explore, science, tech, and health, that focus on lasting teaching impacts. We help students find their path, develop their talents beyond school education, and gain college and career readiness skills to grow a workforce for South Dakota.

We adhere to the following protocols to keep our staff and campers safe:

  • Daily screenings will occur at check-in.
  • Limited group size, outsize classes.
  • Regular hand washing.
  • Staff will be masked, campers optional.
  • When possible, no sharing of material.

Educator Highlights

Professional Development

Check out our professional development for this summer. We have distance PD for teachers that will equip you with the lessons to engage students in hands-on learning that can be delivered in person and online. Our PDs are just the right amount of connecting virtually and in person experiences. Sign up today!

Find your Membership Card

To access your digital card:

  1. Click on the log in button at the top right.  
  2. If you have not logged into the account before, choose “forgot password”.  Type in the email that you gave us for your account and the code located below the prompt.  You should receive an email that will give you a temporary password to log in.  
  3. Once you have logged in, click on your name on the top right to access your card.
  4. You can save the image to your phone or print out a card to share.

Endowment Fund

Your donation to our endowment fund through the South Dakota Community Foundation will help ensure future generations have access to the South Dakota Discovery Center.

Donate today!

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