Our Mission

The Mission of the Dakota Science Center is to encourage lifelong curiosity and fascination with science in children, parents, teachers, and the community through discovery, exploration and interaction.

Science Matters

The Dakota Science Center is a vital institution for our community because it serves as a hub for scientific education and exploration, fostering a deeper understanding of the world around us. Through its interactive exhibits, hands-on workshops, and engaging programs, the center ignites curiosity and a passion for science among people of all ages. By providing access to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) resources and opportunities, it plays a crucial role in preparing the next generation for the challenges of the future. Additionally, the Dakota Science Center serves as a gathering place, promoting community engagement and collaboration, making it an essential asset that enriches our local area's intellectual and cultural landscape.


Getting involved with the Dakota Science Center is easy and rewarding for anyone interested in promoting scientific curiosity and education. You can start by volunteering your time and expertise, whether you're a scientist, educator, or simply passionate about science. The center often seeks volunteers to assist with workshops, events, and outreach programs, offering a chance to inspire others. Another way to contribute is through donations, which help support the center's educational initiatives and outreach efforts. Additionally, spreading the word about the center's activities and attending their events with friends and family is a great way to support their mission and engage with the local scientific community.


The Dakota Science Center proudly partners with the community to embark on a journey of scientific exploration. By collaborating with local organizations, schools, and individuals, the center creates a dynamic and inclusive space where science comes alive. These partnerships foster a deeper connection between science and society, allowing everyone to actively engage in hands-on learning, discover the wonders of the natural world, and collectively address pressing scientific challenges. Together, the Dakota Science Center and its community partners work to ignite a passion for science, inspire curiosity, and pave the way for a brighter, more scientifically literate future.

STEM Education

The Dakota Science Center has consistently excelled in providing high-quality STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education to the community. Over the years, our center has reached thousands of students through interactive workshops, educational programs, and outreach initiatives, equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed for success in the modern world.

Hands-On Experience

The Dakota Science Center is proud of its innovative and engaging hands-on activities that make science come alive. One significant accomplishment is the creation of interactive learning experiences that motivate visitors to actively explore and experiment with scientific concepts. These hands-on activities have received praise from the local community, demonstrating their impact and effectiveness in promoting science education and engagement.

Community Engagement

The Dakota Science Center has successfully fostered strong partnerships with local schools, organizations, and businesses. These collaborations have resulted in a diverse range of community events, including science festivals, collaborative research projects, and STEM career exploration programs. Our center's ability to connect with the community and promote scientific literacy is a testament to our commitment to making science a part of everyday life for everyone.

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