Mission and Vision

Mission Statement

To provide South Dakotans a continuum of science opportunities that spark exploration and new discovery at every age level.

Vision Statement

Creating curious children, inspired teachers, and motivated citizens that seek scientific knowledge and value a healthy environment.


The South Dakota Discovery Center (formerly the South Dakota Discovery Center and Aquarium) is incorporated in the state of South Dakota as a non-profit organization. We are recognized as a sales tax exempt education agency by the South Dakota Department of Revenue as well as an exempt  organization under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Service code. Our Form 990 is available for inspection by July 1 for the previous year.