South Dakota Discovery Center

Your hands-on science playground


Support hands-on science education for families in our community while getting in free here and in many ATSC sites around the US!


Upcoming events

More happenings

New Exhibit!

Didn't make it to the ocean this summer? That's ok, as the ocean comes to you in this exciting, hands-on exhibit based on an expedition led by the Explorers Club.

Learn about coral reefs and ocean chemistry. Discover how you can help protect the ocean.  Find out how we are connected to the ocean here in the middle of the continent. And more!

Educator Resources

The South Dakota Discovery Center is working with the National Geographic Educator Network to support and deliver National Geographic Educator Certification. in South Dakota.

Join us on January 14, 2019 4 PM - 6 PM for an in person Phase One training. (sign up).

A short presentation about certification is available here.

Also, check out our other opportunities and resources for educators at: You can sign up for our Educator E-News to receive the latest opportunities right in your email box.

Teen Science Cafe

A free, fun way to explore science and technology for teens by teens. Participate in interactive conversations and activities with scientists and engineers Socialize with like-minded teens over free food. Learn more!

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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.

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