Welcome back to SDDC!
As a hands-on science center, this is what “getting back to normal” looks for us, keeping the health and safety of our members, visitors, volunteers, and staff top-of-mind.
Our exhibit hall will be limited to 25 people at a time to reduce the spread of germs, please follow the steps below to book a time for your visit. Some high-touch and close-contact areas will be closed (Water Fountains, Planetarium, K-nex, Harmonograph, and Van De Graaff Generator).
To keep us all safe, please review our disclaimer before your visit!PHASE II: MEMBERS ONLY: August 1 - August 7
Birthday parties: Saturday, August 1 and Sunday, August 2 from 1 - 5 PM
PHASE III: PUBLIC OPENING: starting August 8
Groups, please call us at 605-224-8295 to book a visit.
Our reopening plan is rooted in science. It is based on guidance from the CDC and it follows best practices shared by our peers at the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC).
Please be aware that pandemics are not predictable and require vigilance and flexibility in our responses. We are monitoring available data closely and may have to suspend the reopening plan if infection rates increase.
Please consult the current COVID19 risk level for Hughes County at bit.ly/covid-hughesco to decide if a visit is the right thing for your group.
Select the day and time you wish to visit the Center in the calendar.
2. PURCHASE TICKETS
To finalize your reservation, click register and use the CODE provided in the confirmation message to pay for your visit.
Winter Hours (Sept 1 - April 30)
Summer Hours (May 1- August 31)
Closed: New Year's Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas. Check our Facebook page for weather related and incidental closures.
Our exhibit hall has more than 50 hands on stations to explore the wonders of science. See our exhibit hall page for more information.
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