Plan Your Visit

"All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind." ~Martin Fisher

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.


Birthday Parties 

Agency Admission  

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


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.

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

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.

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