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Preschool Inquiry Trips

Preschool Inquiry Trip


Unavailable in August and September.


Preschool Inquiry Trips (PIT) are designed especially for the smallest scientists to provide hands-on inquiry and learning.

Your experience will include 30 minutes of an engaging science activity followed by 45 minutes of hands-on exploration in our gallery. Click here to view activity choices.

Preschool Inquiry Trip Guidelines


  • Groups of 6 or more MUST request a visit at least 14 days in advance to qualify for the group rate.
  • If your group is more than 30 people, please call 701-258-1975 before submitting a request.
  • Gallery hours for group visits are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Preschool Inquiry Trips cost $10 per child.
  • For school and daycare groups, teachers and paraprofessionals will be admitted free with current employee IDs. The cost for additional adults is $7 per person.
  • To ensure preschoolers get the best hands-on experience, we recommend one adult per four preschoolers.
  • Memberships may be applied to group visit rates. The following information must be listed in the form provided in our confirmation email: name of organization and date of visit, card holder’s first and last name, child/children name(s), and member number which is located under the QR code (ex. GTS-00000). Click here to get started on the form.
  • The membership information must be provided in the form included in your confirmation email, or linked above, and emailed to at least ONE week in advance.
  • Family Plus memberships DO NOT allow in 6 extra guests for field trips or group visits. Only the child or children of the parties named on the card.


  • All money must be collected before coming up to the admissions desk and must be paid in one lump sum. Acceptable forms of payment: cash, credit card, checks for exact amount only. No refunds will be made for checks made out for more than the entry total.
  • A group leader must come to the admissions desk to pay before the group will be allowed into the gallery. If your group requires an invoice for payment, please make sure to note that in your request so that arrangements can be made in advance.

Changes to Reservations

  • If your group size changes after you make your reservation, please notify us by 3:00 pm the day before your visit with current numbers.
  • Any other changes or updates to your group visit reservation, please contact us before your visit. Please email or call 701-258-1975.


  • If it becomes necessary to cancel a scheduled Preschool Inquiry Trip, NDGTS will work with you to reschedule.
  • There is a $25 charge for preschool inquiry trips canceled less than 24 hours in advance.


  • YOUR VISIT WILL BE SCHEDULED WHEN YOU RECEIVE OUR CONFIRMATION EMAIL. If you do not receive a confirmation email within two (2) business days of your submission, please contact NDGTS at 701-258-1975 or


Preschool Inquiry Trip Request

Preschool Inquiry Trip Registration Form

Please complete the form below to request a date for a preschool inquiry trip to North Dakota's Gateway to Science. We will contact you to confirm your visit. If more than 30 children, please call (701)258-1975 before submitting a request. There is a $25 charge for preschool inquiry trips cancelled less than 24 hours in advance. Preschool inquiry trips may be scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10 am to 5 pm. Gateway to Science is closed on Tuesday. Thank you.

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  • Preschool Inquiry Trip Activity Choices

  • Click to view activity details.
  • Please note: For school and day care groups, teachers and paraprofessionals will be admitted free with current employee IDs or Letter of Intent to Homeschool. To ensure preschoolers get the best hands-on experience, we recommend a ratio of 1 adult to 4 preschoolers.
  • This will ensure that we do not repeat the same content for your visit, if you have attended our trips in the past
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