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