Schools & Groups

School and Group Info

Schools and youth organizations are invited to bring their children for fun, educational explorations. We have a special discounted rated for students and youth groups. We recommend an hour to an hour and a half for a visit.

Check out our special enrichment programs for an additional charge! Your students can enjoy a star show in our portable planetarium, engage with the science process in our Bubble Festival or do real world Earth’s Sytem science with GLOBE.

Prices
With School Check Without School Check
Students $3.00 $3.26
Parents/Chaperones $3.00 $3.26

School employees (teachers, bus drivers, aides) are free!


Programs

Go deeper into science learning and hands-on discovery.  Extend your visit to our exhibit hall with one of our fun, interactive programs.

Planetarium Program: Our most popular show. Learn the constellations in our portable planetarium. Greek or Lakota stories. $50 1/2 hour show. 25 students. Grades K – 12.

Bubble Festival: Based on the GEMS kit, this hands-on, inquiry based exploration of bubble science will develop questioning, observation and problem solving.  $100.  1 hour program. 30 students. Grades K – 6.

GLOBE Exploration: Use the power of GLOBE to explore the Earth! We will do a field based study about one of the Earth’s spheres using authentic protocols. $50. 1 hour program. 25 students. Grades 3-12.

Bankwest Program Scholarships

If you live in Hughes, Stanley, Charles Mix, Davison, Douglas, Gregory, Haakon, Hutchinson, Jackson, Jones, Lawrence, Lyman, McCook, Sully or Walworth Counties you are eligible for half-off an in-house program thanks to a generous donation from BankWest.  No applications, no forms to fill out, just schedule a program with your next SD Discovery Center trip and let us know you want a program courtesy of BankWest.

TIMES and Dates

To help you select a date that works for your group, check out our calendar. We can accommodate up to 300 students at a time.

Please keep in mind that we are in central time. We can open as early as 8:30 AM most days but we regret we cannot remain open past 5:00 PM without an extra charge.

 Registration Form

Please use the form below to register. Register by phone (605-224-8295) if you are setting up a visit within 24 hours. Also, feel free to call us with questions.