The South Dakota Discovery Center is dedicated to providing hands-on science learning through our exhibit hall, classes for children and families, and resources for educators and youth program leaders in order to increase science literacy.

Become a member!

We offer a wide variety of opportunities and services so that South Dakota’s students, teachers and families have increased access to hands-on science exploration and fun.  See our annual events and community outreach pages for more information.

Founded in 1989 as a state Centennial project, our science center is housed in an historic building that used to be the power plant for the city of Pierre.  Our facility makes a great backdrop for family portraits, senior photos and even wedding photos (regular entrance fees apply.)


Zach Parsons, President
Lynn Beck, Vice President
Ryan Krueger, Secretary/Treasurer
Andy Bruels
Matt Gill
Mary Weinheimer
Blake Barringer, Ex Officio City of Pierre
Jim Mehlhaff
Troy Wiebe