Current Exhibits

With over 100 interactive exhibits, the Kirby Science Discovery Center offers an incredible array of fun and educational activities! Admission gets you entrance to the KSDC and unlimited films in the Wells Fargo CineDome.

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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. 

Space: An Out-of-this-World Experience

Space: An Out-of-this-World Experience

Engage in the extraordinary conditions of space exploration from operating a robotic arm to launching a rocket and building a colony on Mars. Discover what is possible and what awaits in orbit and beyond. Presented in English and Spanish text.

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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.

Dynamic Earth

Dynamic Earth

Touch a tornado, meet “Stan” our 40-foot Tyrannosaurus Rex replica, excavate dinosaur bones and see how earthquakes shake buildings. Bring $1 to feel the simulation of an actual prairie tornado in the Prairie Storm!

Light, Sound, Action!

Light, Sound, Action!

Freeze your shadow, bend light, and generate electricity! Then step into our KSFY Broadcast Exhibit and learn more about news, weather and technology as you become the reporter or weather meteorologist.

Nature Works

Nature Works

How do owls hear? Find out in Nature Works’ interactive animal exhibits including a live, working beehive and animals native to South Dakota.

Avera Stage Science

Avera Stage Science

What happens when you put an empty potato chip bag in the microwave? What is sublimation? How does it feel lying on a bed of nails? Satisfy your inner mad scientist with exciting demonstrations from our new Stage Science, sponsored by Avera. Demonstrations subject to change.

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fit Zone fueled by Sanford Health

fit Zone fueled by Sanford Health

New exhibits include upgraded 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!

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