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Address: 805 W Sioux Ave, Pierre, SD 57501-1858
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+1 605-224-8295
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13:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 12:59
Mon - Fri 13:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Everyone gets to try things out at this "science playground for the...

Everyone gets to try things out at this "science playground for the whole family" where "please touch" interactive science and nature exhibits provide a fun and educational experience. The center is housed in a huge converted city power plant and includes aquariums stocked with walleye, gar, trout and other Missouri River fish.

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small childrens museum

Cool little stop to get your kids hand on some activities. My kids always like to stop in and play for awhile. They have some things that have been there for years and some that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 August 2016
Tasia H
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Madison, South Dakota
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Pierre, South Dakota
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47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place, open space and what awesome place for kids. Keep up the good work....the Staff is very kid friendly.

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Thank Steve W
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

There are many hands on exhibits to educate the kiddos on nature and elemental forces, giveng young students insights into many aspects of practiccal value such as electricity. I was very impressed with the variety of things to learn and try! Reminded me a great deal of the exhibit in San Francisco near the Exposition Park there.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

When a friend heard we were spending a few days in Pierre while my husband completed some training, he mentioned that his boys had enjoyed the science museum. I looked it up online and added it to our list to check out. Once I saw the building, I wasn't expecting much. Inside, however, I was really impressed by the variety... More 

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Madison, South Dakota
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48 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Cool little stop to get your kids hand on some activities. My kids always like to stop in and play for awhile. They have some things that have been there for years and some that are new. Very cute place. Little science type place with a gift shop inside.

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1 Thank Tasia H
Pierre, South Dakota
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Stayed at Days Inn, which offers complimentary passes to the Discovery Center, so I took my friends three children to the center. The activities and self learning that takes place there is awesome! It was a saturday morning right when they opened, so it was not too crowded. The attendant could have offered more enthusiasm but overall wonderful time.

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Thank phenson4769
Pierre, South Dakota, United States
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44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is a small family/child science center. Lots of hands on things for kids to play with. Many of the exhibits will engage adults but it is the kind of place where mom and dad can sit while the kids play.

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Thank Dawson L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We recently visited and had a blast! There were interesting things to teach my 6 y/o and 11 y/o. My sister and I even got down to play with the kids and loved teaching them new things. There were a few things we discovered with them. Cover charge was fair. This is a must for local families or traveling families!

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Thank Tracie M
Sioux City, Iowa
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81 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

There is not a lot going on here. Not many interactive experiences which don't hold attention or imagination for long. I was bummed because I thought it was going to way different from the reviews. However after our visit I realized there is not much in this city to engage children so. It was right across the way from our... More 

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Fort Pierre, South Dakota
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

this is a safe fun place for the whole family! the exhibits change all the time so you can go many times!

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Thank Tawnã M
Pierre, South Dakota
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39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit, displays are getting a little dated, but still informative. Be nice to see fresh, new displays there. High priced gift shop, not much staff involvement. Still a good time though, just don't expect to be wowed by anything.

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