South Dakota Discovery Center

Your hands-on science playground


Support hands-on science education for families in our community while getting in free here and in many ATSC sites around the US!


Upcoming events

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New Exhibit: Sun Earth Universe

Learn about how NASA develops a Space Mission. Design, build and test your own spacecraft. Can it perform all the essential functions AND stand up to shaking and spinning? Take a look into the realm of the invisible by using models of instruments used on NASA missions. Plan an entire mission using a board game and MORE.

You can get a sneak peek at the exhibit here. When you visit us be sure to go to for more information about exploring the Sun, Earth and Universe with NASA.

Fundraiser for our 
Treehouse Exhibit

Saturday March 30 5:30 - 7:30
First United Methodist Church
$15 adults, $10 children

Pierre/Ft. Pierre Rotary Club members are cooking up a Mardi Gras Celebration to raise funds for the South Dakota Discovery Center Treehouse Environmental Education Exhibit.

The menu includes Jambalaya with sausage handmade by Rotarians, Mardi Gras Salad, Maque Choux (corn with the Cajun trinity and seasonings), famous New Orleans Beignets, and home-baked King Cake.  Tickets are available here or from any Pierre/Ft. Pierre Rotary Club member, and they can also be purchased at the event. 

Educator Highlights

Professional Development

Check out our professional development for this summer! Updated frequently, check back often.

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