Plan Your Visit


With exhibits to touch and discover, Gateway to Science in Bismarck, ND, is an educational, hands-on, entertaining experience for visitors of all ages.

LOCATION and DIRECTIONS Gateway to Science is a hands-on science center and children’s museum located in the Frances Leach High Prairie Arts and Science Complex. Our address is 1810 Schafer Street, Suite 1, Bismarck, ND 58501-1218. Take Exit 157 off I-94. Please Note: Gateway to Science is NOT located in the Jack Science Center building on the campus of Bismarck State College, but is north of the campus.

ACCESSIBLITY Frances Leach High Prairie Arts & Science Complex is wheelchair accessible through the main entrance. Elevator access and accessible restrooms are available on both floors.

Check our CALENDAR for educational programs and special events at Gateway to Science.

Agency Admission
Birthday Parties
Group Admission
Preschool Inquiry Trips
Gift Certificates

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Friday and Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

Gallery hours occasionally change due to special events.
Call us at 701-258-1975 to confirm hours.

The Gallery is closed on the following holidays:

New Year’s Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
New Year’s Eve



Admission Prices:

Adult: $8.00
Children (ages 4-17)*: $5.00
Children under 4: FREE
(one per paid adult)
Members are always admitted FREE!
*All children under age 8 must be accompanied by a paid adult.
We accept cash, check, Discover, Visa, and Mastercard.

Group Rates are available for groups of 10 or more.

Smile for the Camera – During your visit to Gateway to Science you might be photographed, videotaped or filmed. Your paid admission to the gallery serves as permission for use of your image by Gateway to Science. The commercial use of photographs, video and film you take during your visit is prohibited without written consent of Gateway to Science.

Each year, Gateway to Science takes part in the Blue Star Museums program which offers free admission to all active duty military personnel and their immediate family members from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The free admission program is available to any bearer of Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card and up to five family members.

Gateway to Science invites North Dakota National Guard Active and Reserve Force families, Minot Air Force Base families, Grand Forks Air Force Base, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps and NOAA Commissioned Corps families to visit our gallery during the summer under the Blue Star Museum program, a partnership among Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts, and more than 1,800 museums across America.

Blue Star Families is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit network of military families from all ranks and services, including guard and reserve, with a mission to support, connect and empower military families. The National Endowment for the Arts was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. To find more museums participating please visit

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