Children's Museum of South Dakota


A Free Day of Play with Dinosaur Train - Sunday, May 19th

Date: May 14, 2013

The Children’s Museum of South Dakota and SD Public Broadcasting are partnering to provide a free day of play on Sunday, May 19th. Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train, a popular children’s TV show from PBS KIDS, will be a part of the fun. Buddy T. rex from the show will get to meet Mama & Max T. rex from the Children’s Museum of South Dakota. Mama T. rex stands 25ft tall and measures 60ft long and is fully animatronic. Be careful, don’t wake her up!

The state-of-the-art museum will rock from 12Noon to 5pm. Dinosaur Train, SDPB and the Children’s Museum of South Dakota will host this special day with FREE admission into the museum and special activities for children and their grown ups to celebrate the joy of discovery and science.

Terri Lawrenz and Todd Magnuson of the SDPB program Nature Adventures will be on hand with presentations featuring live animals. SDPB’s Science Steve will amaze visitors of all ages with demonstrations and experiments. Plus, touch a real dinosaur bone, get your face painted for free, or create something out of clay for one dollar. Buddy T. rex from Dinosaur Train, SDPB’s Buddy and the museum’s Kidoodle character will all be on hand for photos and hugs.

Make a special trip to Brookings for the Dinosaur Train event. Come join the FUN!

Dinosaur Train airs on SDPB1 Television Weekdays and Saturdays at 8:30am and Sundays at 7:30am

If museum capacity is reached, there may be a wait to enter the museum. No strollers the day of the event.

The event featuring Dinosaur Train is supported by a grant from The Jim Henson Company.

The Children’s Museum of South Dakota, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, opened its doors and welcomed visitors September 12th, 2010. It boasts 21,000 square feet of interactive indoor exhibits and programming as well as 1.5 acre outdoors exhibit space. The museum was created on 4-acres of land in a 38,000 square foot elementary school, originally built in 1936, on the edge of downtown Brookings and in the heart of the Brookings Historic District. The Children’s Museum of South Dakota is the first broad-based, cross-discipline children’s museum in the state of South Dakota. The purpose of the Children’s Museum of South Dakota is to promote learning for children of all ages and abilities through interactive, hands-on exhibits and activities. The museum is a welcoming, lively, and entertaining environment that sparks learning through imagination, creativity, and discovery, a place where children and adults learn through play. Come join the FUN!

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