Children's Museum of South Dakota

Awards

 

 

Toot! Toot! Yes, we do like to toot our own horn.

The Children's Museum of South Dakota has received the following awards and accolades:

 

2016

September:  The City of Brookings celebrates Sept. 12 as "Children's Museum of South Dakota Day" 

June: Featured by Google in 2016 Annual Report 

May: Named "Best of the Midwest" by Midwest Living Magazine

April: Named 'Facility of the Year' by Brookings CVB

March: Recognized as participant in Breastfeeding Friendly Business initiative

February: Great Service Star Award awarded by Department of Tourism

January: Receive 'Excellence in Tourism Innovation Award' from South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard and South Dakota Tourism Dept.

 

2015

November: Take spot on list of "50 Midwest Museums We Love" by Midwest Living Magazine

September: The State of South Dakota names Sept. 12, 2015 "Children's Museum of South Dakota Day" throughout the state

August: Highlighted on family travel website, www.RoadTripsforFamilies.com

August: The City of Brookings names each Sept. 12 to be "Children's Museum of South Dakota Day" in Brookings, SD

July: Recognized by the Alliant Group as one of "Eight Enchanting LEED Certified Buildings in the US"

June: Recognized by Kiwi Magazine as one of "Six Green Children's Museums to Visit

May: Museum Welcomes Half Millionth Guest

May: Awarded Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor based on 5 star rating by reviewers

April: The Children's Museum of South Dakota is included in Midwest Living's "Best of the Midwest Travel Edition"

April: Brookings, SD is listed as a "Best Under the Radar" vacation destination - highlighting the Museum - by www.VacationIdea.com

March: PrairiePlay.org receives a Silver ADDY

February: Great Service Star Award awarded by the Department of Tourism

January: PrairiePlay.org receives ADDY nomination

 

2014

July: "Must See Attraction" in South Dakota as recognized by the Travel Channel

May: Recognized by Midwest Living magazine's special "Best of the Midwest Travel" publication

April: The Children’s Museum of South Dakota included in Midwest Living’s “Best of the Midwest Travel Edition”

Jan: Great Service Star Award awarded by the South Dakota Department of Tourism

 

2013

Prestigious LEED® Green Building Silver Certification >>

National ‘Buildy Award’ – Presented by the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums honoring Recent Outstanding Museum Projects >>

Great Service Star Award

 

2012

Children’s Museum of South Dakota featured in the Chicago Tribune as a ‘must see museum’  >>

CMSD featured in Midwest Living Magazine’s ‘Top 25 New Places’ >>

 

2011

Mayor’s Award for Historic Preservation >>

A.B.L.E. Award (Ability, Belief, Leadership and Equality to Achieve Access For All) >>

The Children’s Museum of South Dakota and Banner Associates awarded the ACEC National Recognition Award for Engineering Excellence for Structural Design. >>

 

2010

The Children’s Museum of South Dakota awarded the Honor Award by the American Society of Landscape Architects, Great Plains Region

Banner Associates and the Children’s Museum of South Dakota Take Home South Dakota ACEC 2010 Grand Award of Excellence >>