ND's ONLY Hands-On Science Center

A New Beginning:

Gateway to Science will construct a new children’s science center to increase our capacity to offer high quality activities and exhibits for teachers, students and the general public. In an expanded facility, Gateway to Science will offer a greater variety of informal science learning opportunities, which include interactive exhibits, unique programs and special events.

Focus on STEM Careers:

A state-of-the-art science center will focus on the future of jobs and technology, making connections between students’ interest in science and potential career choices. We will be training the future workforce for science/technology careers.

Architectural Team:

The team of HGA Architects and JLG Architects has been engaged to design our new facility. Representatives from both firms were in attendance at our 20th birthday party to visit with our guests about the design process and to lead tours of the site where we will construct our new science center. We have received a lot of feedback through a survey and will be incorporating as many ideas as possible into our plans.

Exhibit Design Team:

A Request for Proposals Exhibit Planning and Design Services has been issued and is available online. Deadline has been extended to November 3rd. Contact Beth Demke, Executive Director, for more information.
As questions have come in, we have composed a FAQ (frequently asked questions) document that answers those questions for all prospective companies.

Chemistry Demo Night


Oh, I can’t wait to be able to introduce a unit and start by saying “remember when we visited Gateway to Science…”

Gayla Schill - Teacher - Wing, ND

Mikey Hoeven and a student with Robotic Arm exhibit

Upcoming Events

  1. STEM Club (grades 4-6)

    November 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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    Every week until November 25, 2014
  2. Super Science Seminar – Aeronautics Session B

    November 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  3. Super Science Seminar – Engineering with Legos and More – Session B

    November 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  4. Einstein on Wine 2014

    November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  5. Science Discovery Club (Grades 1-3)

    November 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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    Every week until November 24, 2014

Plan Your Visit

Monday – Thursday:  Noon to 7pm
Friday – Saturday:  10am to 5pm
Sundays:  Closed
Call (701) 258-1975 for holiday hours


Adult: $6.50
Child (4-17): $3.50
Under 4 Admitted Free with Paid Adult
Members Admitted FREE


Your donation will support Gateway to Science educational programs and help us to inspire the scientist in everyone!

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