The Mission of the Dakota Science Center is to encourage lifelong curiosity and fascination with science in children, parents, teachers, and the community through discovery, exploration and interaction.
DSC provides hands-on science programming at community events throughout the year and hosts two annual events. Volunteers are needed to help with activity stations at events and help teach children. The Super Science Saturday event is held during National Environmental Education Week in April with hands-on activities for children grades 1-7. The Water Festival is held in May for fourth graders. DSC sponsors Greater Grand Forks Robotics Club which develops classes for youth and participates in the FIRST LEGO League. The out-of-school programs and activities have a non-threatening setting which helps build the confidence of young people. We encourage youth to envision a career in a STEM field.