We love to have people visit us in Mitchell. Whether it’s a family on vacation, a lover of culture, a field trip for students learning more about our history, or a large bus tour experiencing all that South Dakota has to offer, we can help make your visit a great learning experience.

The Museum welcomes individuals and groups of all kinds: schools, businesses, churches, youth groups, and all others.


May & September:

Dakota Discovery Museum

Visit Dakota Discovery Museum!

Closed Sunday and Wednesday

October through April:

10am-4pm on Tusesday through Friday
1pm – 4pm on Saturday
Closed Sunday and Monday


Closed Sunday and Wednesday


Adults (ages 18 – 62): $7.00
Seniors (ages 63+) : $6.00
Youth (ages 6 – 17): $3.00
Ages 5 and under: FREE

Adult/Senior Group Tours

Dakota Discovery Museum Digital Tour

Dakota Discovery Museum Digital Tour

We have special rates and programs available for your tour group.  Click here for more information.

Educational School Tours

Docent led educational tours are available for all grades. Tours can be customized to fit your student’s current studies! Click here for more information.

Request a Free CD

To receive a FREE CD-Rom virtual tour of the Dakota Discovery Museum contact us!


Dakota Discovery Museum
1300 McGovern Avenue
Mitchell, SD 57301
P: 605-996-2122

Visit Dakota Discovery Museum Today!

Be sure to visit the museums’ Gift Shop for unique gift items!
In addition to the gift shop within our museum, we also offer an
online gift shop
for your shopping convenience.
The items in our gift shop make excellent gifts, and we can ship anywhere!
Shop online today…