Our exhibit hall features rotating hands-on stations.
Discover all aspects of Earth and Space: From the soil beneath our feet to the farthest reaches of our Universe; From the unseen nano-world to our giant sun;
Find out how everything is connected!
To prepare for your visit, take a look at our Hours and Admission.
Book your group visit, or extend your field trip to our exhibit hall with one of our interactive programs at the Center.
Hughes county is currently an area of high community transmission.
Following CDC guidelines, we ask every visitor aged 2 years and older to please wear a mask in our facility, even if you are fully vaccinated.
Thank you for keeping us all safe!
New Exhibit: Soil is Life
Explore the fascinating life beneath our feet, crawl through the soil like an earth worm, connect with your inner fungus, dress up as a rotifer, or hear the sound of tardigrades fertilizing the soil.
This exhibit was made possible through support from NRCS and the Pierre - Fort Pierre Rotary Club!
Dive into our immersive play town featuring a vet clinic, the Rainbow Cafe, the Growing Up Garden Center, a postal station and our newest addition: a newborn nursery!
Grandma Kay's Wee Care
Grandma Kay‘s Wee Care offers kids learning opportunities in the health profession through a real woman of STEM. The newborn nursery was built through a memorial gift honoring Kay Parker, who had a long career in Nursing from Surgical Nurse to Director of Surgery and Director of Nursing at St. Mary's.
Sun Earth Universe
Learn about how NASA develops a Space Mission. Design, build and test your own spacecraft. Can it perform all the essential functions AND stand up to shaking and spinning? Take a look into the realm of the invisible by using models of instruments used on NASA missions. Plan an entire mission using a board game and MORE.