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.

Future Home of Gateway to Science

Coming Soon…



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

Pictured below:

When ND’s Former First Lady Mikey Hoeven stopped by Gateway to Science, she and a student experimented with the Robotic Arm exhibit.

Mikey Hoeven and a student with Robotic Arm exhibit

Upcoming Events

Sat 19

International Observe the Moon Night

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu 24

Wind Generation in North Dakota

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri 13

Einstein on Wine 2015

November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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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Gateway to Science will participate in the Smithsonian Annual Museum Day Live! on Saturday, September 26, 2015. Museum Day Live! is a nationwide event where participating museums and cultural institutions across the country offer FREE admission on this one day only to...