About Us

Gateway to Science Mission: To inspire the discovery of science through hands-on experiences.

Our Vision: To be the premier experience that inspires the scientist in everyone!

Our Values: Education… Innovation… Knowledge… Community Partnerships… Hands-on Approach to Learning… Accessibility & Affordability for All

Our interactive hands-on, DO-touch exhibits allow every member of your family to explore and discover science in our everyday world.

What are you waiting for? Plan your visit with us!

Gateway to Science began as the vision of community volunteers passionate about bringing informal science learning opportunities to people of all ages in North Dakota.

In November 1994, Bismarck became the home of the first and only hands-on science center in North Dakota! Since that time, we have established a reputation as an educational resource in our community and region.

Programs such as our annual Environmental Festival bring teachers and their students together with professionals working in a variety of science fields.

Gateway to Science provides students with opportunities to explore new science principles in ways that are not possible to demonstrate in most classroom settings.

We hope to see you soon at the only hands-on science center in North Dakota!

Are you interested in working at Gateway to Science? Visit our Employment page for more information.

Gateway to Science Staff

Beth DemkeBeth Demke
Executive Director

Chris DorfschmidtChris Dorfschmidt
Gallery Supervisor

Gerri SarstenGerri Sarsten
Communications Specialist

Courtney StoltzCourtney Stoltz
Educational Outreach Coordinator

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