Special Events

Discovery Days

Hands-on science discovery at the Center! Join our monthly after-hours Discovery Days.

Discovery Nights

Big screen adventures from the comfort of your home. Through a partnership with Giant Screen Films, the South Dakota Discovery Center offers a selection of top-selling documentary rentals at significantly reduced prices. Host a Discovery Night right in your home and explore the wonders of our world. 

Each title is supported by activity ideas and resources you can use at home. Visit www.gsfilms.com/sddc to start streaming.

Meet a Scientist

Mess about with science and learn about stunning innovations and the joy of science discovery from experts! Our experts are scientists, researchers, and other STEM professionals who have successfully completed our Science Communication Fellowship and have been certified through Portal to the Public (https://popnet.instituteforlearninginnovation.org/) as current science ambassadors and excellent science communicators. 

Starry Saturdays

Due to COVID-19, we will not have any planetarium shows until further notice.

When it is safe again, we will offer FREE star shows with regular admission the second Saturday of every month from 12-2pm. These 25-minute planetarium shows will reveal the night sky in a way you have never seen before. 

Itty Bitty Einsteins – MEMBERS ONLY

These free, members-only events introduce preschoolers and their caregivers to fun, hands-on Discovery Center science. Enjoy hands-on science with your kid(s) and get to know the SD Discovery Center! Join us every first Saturday from 10:30 -11:30 am.


Summer Camp: Saplings-Photographer

Explorer Track Saplings: Photographer Ages: 6th-8th Limit: 20 Fee:...

Summer Camp: Shoots-Become a Chef

Health Track Shoots: Become a Chef Ages: 3rd-5th Limit: 20 Fee:...

Honoring Kay Parker - Health Career Day

Join us for the ribbon cutting of our newest Discovery Town addition and...

Summer Camp: Shoots-Ecologist

Explorer Track Shoots: Ecologist  Ages: 3rd-5th Limit: 20 Fee:...

Summer Camp: Saplings-Programmer

Tech Track Saplings: Programmer  Ages: 6th-8th Limit: 20 Fee:...

Summer Camp: Sprouts-Simple Machines/Builders

Tech Track Sprouts: Simple Machines/Builder Ages: K-2nd Grade Limit: 20 Fee:...