Outdoor Explorations!

Our Outdoor Explorations outreach provides opportunities for groups to enjoy the outdoors, explorer style! We use a combination of outdoor experiences, citizen science, and field journaling to explore. More than just  outdoor fun, it's outdoor science! Our staff will work with you to create a meaningful, exciting experience that gets participants hands-on in the outdoors. The programs below are templates and can be tailored to your needs.


3 hour program
For youth ages 10 and older
10 students in kayaks at a time. Limit 30.
We will cover basic paddling skills and safety as we paddle the nearby Missouri River learning about the river up close! We regret that we do not have the right sized kayaks for children under the age of 9.

Field Investigations

3 hour program
$300. $100 discount when combined with Kakaying program
Youth ages 9 and older

Learn skills explorers use in the field like observing and documenting. Can include field journaling, water quality testing and plant investigations.

Please complete the form below to start the process to schedule your event!


Upcoming events

  • 1 Sep 2020
    805 W Sioux Ave, Pierre SD 57501

Thank you to the 
Friends of the South Dakota Discovery Center. 
Friends provide on going support so that the
children and families in our community have access to hands-on science learning, now and in the future.

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