Explore pulleys in the Maker Studio. Learn how a simple machine can help make a zookeeper’s job easier … and offer some fun to a giraffe!
Celebrate May Day and surprise your friends and neighbors with a homemade May Day Basket. Create your own basket or download our template.
Bring the Museum home with virtual activities for children of all ages. Play, create, explore, and discover and invite sunshine into your day!
It’s like you are playing at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota! Make your meetings playful with our downloadable Zoom backgrounds.
Learn how to make our “no-cook” playdough recipe.
In the Sensations exhibit, there are different concoctions created, here are a few tried and true recipes to use at home.
Make your very own snow and create your very own winter wonderland. This recipe for play is a perfect family activity for all ages.
Leading the way is a powerful experience for children. Promote independence and make discoveries. Enhance your adventure with our scavenger hunt download.
The thrill of going on a scavenger hunt is both engaging and rewarding, not to mention super fun. Download our dinosaur egg template today! Family fun!
At the Children’s Museum of South Dakota we love to eat fresh vegetables. Play along with Dora who will teach you five Spanish words to use at the grocery store.
The Children’s Museum has its very own car garage. It’s called Under the Hood! Play along with Dora who will teach Spanish words for 5 tools in the shop.
The Museum and Café will both be closed on New Year’s Day.
This year, we shifted our mindset and moved our museum into the homes of children and families in need of connection and play. Will you support our work?
Fall is a great time to jump in the leaves, but you can also explore leaf color with this fun chromatography science experiment!
Watching the colorful bubbles in a lava lamp can be both calming and fun. Make your own lamp science experiment with ingredients you can find at home.
Make your own sensory water bottle. It’s a simple activity for children that takes a few simple ingredients and some imagination.
This science experiment is one of our Science Sunday favorites. Explore color and rainbows with water, food coloring and a little bit of patience!
Racism has no place in our world. Black lives matter. Find resources to help start conversations on race in your household.
Children and adults love to play with moonsand and it’s super easy to make. Lauren has the low-down on how to make moonsand with just a few simple ingredients.
Develop social and emotional skills with these activities to help you identify and express your emotions in positive and constructive ways.
2017 has been an incredible year at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota. We saw visitors from 48 states (missing Delaware and West Virginia) and even saw visitors from Argentina, Australia, Japan, Russia, Spain, and Sweden.
Learn how to make one of our favorite recipe at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota, Cloud Dough.
Learn how to make Fizzy Bubbles, this experiment puts a fun twist on the common baking soda and vinegar reaction.
Learn how to make our Dream Dough, it is one of our go-to recipes at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota because of how easy it is to make and how fun it is to play with!
Explore a variety of recipes to create different types of breads and butter to bring yourself back in time to “Our Play on the Prairie” exhibit.