South Dakota Discovery Center

Your hands-on science playground


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Our exhibit hall is open to the public! The recent uptick in numbers of COVID-19 in Hughes county caused us to revise our operations and procedures. We have increased our measure to protect our staff and visitors. We do not accept birthday parties at this time. The exhibit hall is limited to 25 people at a time and we require visitors to wear masks. Please book your visit through our advanced online registration

We are monitoring the situation, using the risk scale developed by the Harvard Global Health Institute and Brown University to understand the risk in Hughes County: Hughes County COVID19 data. While this is not the only tool we use to inform our decisions, it is the primary one to help us understand the current COVID-19 situation. We strongly encourage all visitors to understand the current risk level and take that into consideration when planning a visit.

Should the staff and board decide to close our exhibit hall, notifications will be posted on our website and social media channels. Any purchases for ticket entries will be refunded.

Click here to book your next Family Visit or Group Visit.

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THANK YOU for helping us reach our GOAL!

We are over the moon, deeply humbled, and forever grateful for all of your support!

With your help, we have raised over $80,000 over three years and will receive a $20,000 gift from the South Dakota Community Foundation!

This starts a new era for the SD Discovery Center with a safety net in place so that we can continue to serve our community, no matter what happens!

Find your Membership Card

To access your digital card:

  1. Click on the log in button at the top right.  
  2. If you have not logged into the account before, choose “forgot password”.  Type in the email that you gave us for your account and the code located below the prompt.  You should receive an email that will give you a temporary password to log in.  
  3. Once you have logged in, click on your name on the top right to access your card.
  4. You can save the image to your phone or print out a card to share.

Endowment Fund

Your donation to our endowment fund through the South Dakota Community Foundation will help ensure future generations have access to the South Dakota Discovery Center.

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