Children's Museum of South Dakota

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New Museum Experiences Announced

Date: Apr 05, 2016

The Children’s Museum of South Dakota is excited to announce some new play opportunities beginning this spring.


The Museum’s Sensations Exhibit will adjust as a portion of the space becomes dedicated to a new, interactive component that involves science, physics, engineering, and more.

“We know it’s going to be an area that visitors will love,” Associate Director Mike Mogard said. “It is something completely different for us, and will give a unique of hands-on guest experience.”

Similarly, there will be changes to the Traveling Exhibit in coming months. The Big Blue Blocks will give way to a racing exhibit where guests can experiment with forces and gravity by designing their own race car and testing it on the tracks.

An outdoor larger than life set of music chimes will also be added to the outdoor Prairie space in the future, allowing guests to make music from natural elements.

“We are continuously evaluating our exhibits to determine the best opportunities for change and growth,” Mogard said. “We always want the best, world-class learning experience for our guests.”

 

Program offerings are also undergoing slight changes. New opportunities such as Sensory Studios, Curious Kids Club, and weekly Science Sundays follow in the footsteps of Playful Preschoolers, Play Dates, Saturday in the Studio and more… all offering unique, hands-on learning opportunities.

“The Children’s Museum is a place that ignites the imagination, nurtures creativity, and enhances a sense of wonder,” Director of Education Carrie Benson said. “We are dedicated to inspiring a love of learning.”

The Children’s Museum is open Tue-Sat, 10am-5pm and Sun 12-5pm. Programs, events, and Museum updates can be found at www.PrairiePlay.org.