Plan Your Visit

All are welcome to EXPLORE our SDDC Exhibit Hall!Anchor

We are dedicated to providing hands-on science opportunities that EDUCATE and EMPOWER your STEM identity. 


Build your curiosity, have fun, and don’t hesitate to let us know how we can help you make big discoveries!

Location

805 West Sioux Avenue

Pierre, South Dakota 57501


Our parking lot is located off of James Street, and we share parking with the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce. If the lot is full, street parking is available.


Within city limits, residents and visitors can utilize River City Transit

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Hours

SUMMER HOURS (MAY 1-AUGUST 31)

Monday thru Saturday, 10:00am-5:00pm

Sunday, 1:00pm-5:00pm


WINTER HOURS (SEPTEMBER 1-APRIL 30)

Sunday and Tuesday thru Friday, 1:00pm-5:00pm

Saturday, 10:00pm-5:00pm

Closed Mondays (except on the Holidays listed below)


WE ARE OPEN ON THE FOLLOWING HOLIDAYS

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Juneteenth, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Native American Day, Halloween, Veterans Day, New Year’s Eve


WE ARE CLOSED ON THE FOLLOWING HOLIDAYS

New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day


FREE EXHIBIT HALL DAYS (thank you sponsors!)


  • Robotics Day, sponsored by BankWest, every January
  • Engineers Day, sponsored by the SD Engineering Society Central Chapter, every February
  • Spring & Fall Meet-A-Scientist, sponsored by SD EPSCoR, every March and September

Enhance access to the Exhibit Hall, become a sponsor! Contact info@sd-discovery.org for more information.

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Admission

All admission rates include tax.

  • Get your Exhibit Hall Day Passes in advance!
  • Become a SDDC Members (includes unlimited FREE admission to the Exhibit Hall and an ASTC Travel Passport to over 500 science centers around the world)

GENERAL ADMISSION

  • $7.00, per person
  • $5.00, active military, veterans, seniors (65+), AAA Members
  • Visitors under 2 are FREE!
  • SDDC Members are FREE!

GROUP VISITS (Book in Advance)

  • $5.00 per person, groups of 20+ visitors
  • $4.00 per child, tax exempt groups (must submit tax exempt at time of booking request)

Group chaperones get FREE admission!


  BOOK A GROUP VISIT


BIRTHDAY PARTY (up to 10 children)

  • $75.00 for SDDC Members
  • $90.00 for nonmembers

BOOK A BIRTHDAY PARTY



MUSEUMS FOR ALL

  • $3.00 per household member

We are a Museums for All Member, offering reduced admission to the SDDC Exhibit Hall and our programs to all visitors that receive SNAP, WIC, or TANF benefits. No proof necessary.


ASTC TRAVEL PASSPORT HOLDERS

  • FREE! admission for each passport holder

We are an ASTC Member, and if you are a SDDC Member or a member of another ASTC organization, so are you! With your ASTC Travel Passport you get free general admission to other ASTC science institutions outside your local area. Join the Savviest of science-loving families and adults and visit more than 350 science centers and museums in 20 countries around the world!

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