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

More happenings

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.

Educator Highlights

Professional Development

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

Plastic Bag Recycling Drop off

Help keep our community clean and protect the river. Recycle that plastic film that cannot be refused or replaced with reuseables to reduce the amount of plastic going into the river. The South Dakota Discovery Center is hosting a drop off site to recycle clean, empty and dry plastic bags, sacks and wrap until June. Drop off is located in the foyer.

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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.

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