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Visiting Scientists Series

1810 Schafer Street, Suite 1, Bismarck, North Dakota 58501 USA

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“North Dakota’s only hands-on science center”

Our Vision: Inspire and educate our youth and the public about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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deanna4321

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September 25, 2014
Rated 5.0

This is a TINY space (3 rooms), but there's a lot packed into it. The exhibits are sturdy and ALL are hands on. We took our 2 y/o children, and there were only a few exhibits they could really get into (simple machines, gyro wheel, closing a circuit with your body, roller coasters, bottle rocket). BUT, those exhibits had them enthralled, and there were several that they could sort of play with, which makes me think a preschooler would love this place.

There were also several exhibits that were appropriate to older children all the way up to high school--the brain one pictured, some cool optical ones, and a room all about nano-technology.

The staff and volunteers are wonderful. They were happy to show even my little toddlers everything, and to excite their curiosity in the sweetest ways--when one was sitting on the circuit-connecting exhibit and clearly not getting it, a staff member quietly came up and played with it next to him (by not talking right away, he didn't trigger the stranger-danger in my toddler, and he made him interested to try more. It was a very age-appropriate way to handle the situation).

This was not a full day or afternoon-long experience, but it is well worth a quick side trip for bored kids in the car, it's free under 4 and they can really learn something.

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Visiting Scientists Series

1810 Schafer Street, Suite 1
Bismarck, North Dakota
58501 USA

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  • Mon - Thu: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Fri, Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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