Plan Your Visit
We are dedicated to providing hands-on science opportunities that EDUCATE and EMPOWER your STEM identity.
Build your curiosity, have fun, and don’t hesitate to let us know how we can help you make big discoveries!
SUMMER HOURS (MAY 1-AUGUST 31)
Monday thru Saturday, 10:00am-5:00pm
WINTER HOURS (SEPTEMBER 1-APRIL 30)
Sunday and Tuesday thru Friday, 1:00pm-5:00pm
Closed Mondays (except on the Holidays listed below)
WE ARE OPEN ON THE FOLLOWING HOLIDAYS
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Juneteenth, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Native American Day, Halloween, Veterans Day, New Year’s Eve
WE ARE CLOSED ON THE FOLLOWING HOLIDAYS
New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day
FREE EXHIBIT HALL DAYS (thank you sponsors!)
- Robotics Day, sponsored by BankWest, every January
- Engineers Day, sponsored by the SD Engineering Society Central Chapter, every February
- Spring & Fall Meet-A-Scientist, sponsored by SD EPSCoR, every March and September
Enhance access to the Exhibit Hall, become a sponsor! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.BACK TO TOP
All admission rates include tax.
- Get your Exhibit Hall Day Passes in advance!
- Become a SDDC Member (includes unlimited FREE admission to the Exhibit Hall and an ASTC Travel Passport to over 500 science centers around the world)
- $7.00, per person
- $5.00, active military, veterans, seniors (65+), AAA Members
- Visitors under 2 are FREE!
- SDDC Members are FREE!
GROUP VISITS (Book in Advance)
- $5.00 per person, groups of 20+ visitors
- $4.00 per child, tax exempt groups (must submit tax exempt at time of booking request)
Group chaperones get FREE admission!
BIRTHDAY PARTY (up to 10 children)
- $75.00 for SDDC Members
- $90.00 for nonmembers
MUSEUMS FOR ALL
- $3.00 per household member
We are a Museums for All Member, offering reduced admission to the SDDC Exhibit Hall and our programs to all visitors that receive SNAP, WIC, or TANF benefits. No proof necessary.
ASTC TRAVEL PASSPORT HOLDERS
- FREE! admission for each passport holder
We are an ASTC Member, and if you are a SDDC Member or a member of another ASTC organization, so are you! With your ASTC Travel Passport you get free general admission to other ASTC science institutions outside your local area. Join the Savviest of science-loving families and adults and visit more than 350 science centers and museums in 20 countries around the world!BACK TO TOP