Children's Museum of South Dakota

Our Prairie

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Open the Door To Adventure

In Our Prairie, discover who we are and where we've come from as the past and present come alive to tell the story of the crucial connection between land and culture in our region.

Experience the wide open prairie while climbing in the clouds. Our Prairie creates a rich landscape in which to investigate the lifestyles of traditional Dakota/Lakota people and pioneer settlers and try out contemporary farming.

This gallery fosters a sense of belonging and pride in prairie life, from a love for the natural world to a sense of independence and interdependence, and presents visitors with a glimpse into future life on the prairie. The Climb a Cloud gallery invites hands-on exploration of science phenomena. At Prairie Ways, visitors role-play the daily tasks of living on the land long ago. At The Prairie Farm and its close connection to the grocery store Market Fresh Grocery, visitors uncover connections between the food they eat every day and the land and animals from which it comes.