Celebrate Space Science – Solar Eclipse & Voyager’s 40th Year
August 12 – 20, 2017

Join us for some out of this world fun as we blast off into a new school year. We are celebrating Voyager’s 40th year AND the solar eclipse with a special planetarium show, eclipse make n takes, a star party, door prizes and a big screen showing of the PBS special The Farthest Voyager in Space.

Our special events are listed below. Be sure to like and share on Facebook!

Saturday August 12

  • Bus from Miller to Pierre. Departs Miller at 9am. $8 per person. Includes SD Discovery Center admission planetarium show. We’ll also stop at Zesto! (ice cream/lunch on your own). Sign up at the Miller Library.
  • Make n Take Eclipse Viewers. 10 am – 5pm.  SD Discovery Center Exhibit Hall. Free with paid SD Discovery Center admission. Daily until August 20.
  • Planetarium Shows. 12pm – 3pm. SD Discovery Center. Free with admission. Special show features deep space objects and eclipse.
  • Star Party! 9 to 10:30pm.  Oahe Downstream Recreation Area. Free. Follows the car show and ice cream social that begin at 8pm. We’ll have telescopes (10pm-10:30pm), make n take star charts, try-it star gazing apps and more!

Monday August 14

Special Screening: The Farthest – Voyager in Space.
State 123 Theater, Pierre, SD.
2 showings – 1pm (activities -12:15pm) and 7pm (6:15pm)
Pre-movie space science activities before each showing, starting 12:15pm and 6:15 respectively. Door Prizes – 2 State 123 Gift Cards & 5 SDDC memberships. Groups of 10 or more please call 605-224-8295 to reserve seating.

Tuesday August 15

Special Screening: The Farthest – Voyager in Space.
Midway Drive-In, Miller, SD.
Gates open at 6pm. Movie at 9pm.
Free admission w/school supply donation for Backpack Buddies programs. Inflatables & space science activities & make n’ takes from SD Discovery Center. Door prizes – 5 2018 Midway Drive-in season passes and 5 SD Discovery Center memberships.

Aug 12- 20

Make n Take Eclipse Viewers. Free with paid SD Discovery Center admission. Daily until August 20.

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