South Dakota Discovery Center & Aquarium
805 W. Sioux
Mary Beth Waldoch
(Labor Day - Day before Memorial Day)
Summer Hours (Memorial Day -
Day before Labor Day)
Adults (13 and older): $4.00 + tax
Children (3 - 12): $3.00 + tax
Two and under: Free
AAA discounts and discounts for groups of 10 or more.
We are happy to accommodate groups outside of regular exhibit hall hours. You may register online or call (605)224-8295 to arrange your visit.
School employees (teachers, bus drivers, aides) are free!
If you live in Hughes, Stanley, Pennington, Davison, Walworth, Tripp, Potter, Sully Lyman, Jackson, Todd or Gregory Counties, you are eligible for half off an in house program thanks to a generous donation from BankWest. No applications, no forms to fill out, just schedule a program with your next SD Discovery Center trip and let us know you want a program courtesy of BankWest. Go back
In House Programs:
StarLab: Our most popular show. Learn the constellations in our portable planetarium. Greek or Lakota stories. $50 1/2 hour show. 25 students. Grades K - 12.
The Story of Lewis and Clark: Come along a on a journey with Lonis Wendt a local historian as he tells us the amazing story of the famous explorers Lewis and Clark $100 1 hour show. 30 students.
Watershed Investigation: Be a water scientist. Play a game to analyze a sample of aquatic insects to learn what they say about water quality. Use simple equipment to test stream water...what will you find? Participate in a demonstration of how water gets polluted in the first place. $40 (subsidized by 319 I&E). 1 hour show. 30 students. Grades 6 - 8.
Leopold Education Project: Meet Aldo Leopold. Author and conservationist Aldo Leopold wrote a Sand County Almanac over 60 years ago. Today, his work has been extended into hands-on activities that teach about the environment and our place in it. Fun session utilizes language arts, geography and ecology skills. $40 (subsidized by 319 I&E). 1 hour show. 30 students. Grades 6 - 12.