Current Exhibits

With over 100 interactive exhibits, the Kirby Science Discovery Center offers an incredible array of fun and educational activities!

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Exhibits subject to change and are dependent on traveling exhibition schedule. Please call 605-367-6000 to confirm the availability of exhibits. 

Outdoors

Spinosauri

Spinosaurus Dinosaurs

Our Spinosaurus Dinosaurs reside near the southeast entrance to the Washington Pavilion, at the corner of Main Ave. and 12th St. by the Giant Car Lever. Come take a picture, but please don't climb on them.

Second Floor

Space: An Out-of-this-World Experience

Space: An Out-of-this-World Experience

Space: An Out-of-this-World Experience is a hands-on exhibition that gives a glimpse of the challenges and triumphs of space exploration.

Jack's Imagination Lab

Jack's Imagination Lab

Children of all ages can gather in the Jack’s Imagination Lab to learn about science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM,) courtesy of South Dakota State University (SDSU.)

Room to Grow

Room to Grow

Come and play in this special room for children 7 and younger. Explore nature-themed interactives, including the water table, flower wall and insect specimens.

Third Floor

Dinosaur Discovery

Dinosaur Discovery

Step back into prehistoric times and meet dinosaurs like the Dakotaraptors, the Pterosaur, Triceratops and others.

Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body

Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body

Explore why your body produces mushy, oozy, crusty, scaly and stinky gunk at Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body.

Learn South Dakota

Learn South Dakota

Explore the state of South Dakota without ever leaving the Washington Pavilion! Learn more about our state while experiencing its breathtaking beauty.

Nature Works

Nature Works

How do owls hear? Find out in Nature Works’ interactive animal exhibits with animals native to South Dakota.

Quarry Dig

Quarry Dig

Get a glimpse of working life inside a quarry with explosives, tunnels, a conveyor belt and mining equipment.

State of Wonder

State of Wonder

Step into the stairwell outside of our Learn South Dakota exhibits to experience the panoramic and macro photography of Paul Schiller. 

Avera Stage Science

Avera Stage Science

Satisfy your inner mad scientist with exciting demonstrations from our Stage Science, sponsored by Avera.

Fourth Floor

Health Quest by Sanford

Health Quest by Sanford

Health Quest by Sanford features fun, interactive exhibits themed in health and wellness, allowing patrons to learn about and explore topics such as anatomy, DNA, emergency care and medical occupations.

fit Zone fueled by Sanford Health

fit Zone fueled by Sanford Health

Exercise and have fun in the fit Zone with a dance gaming system, fun physical activities and virtual reality bicycles. Try the popular horizontal rock wall and wheelchair racers. fit Zone, where fitness is fun!

Build it Big

Build it Big

Build it Big features four unique building zones including a K'NEX build-a-racecar and track area, a PVC build-a-coaster exhibit and more.