Sparking imagination for all!
Our mission is to spark imagination and learning for all children and their grown-ups through play, creativity, and discovery.
To encourage families of all backgrounds to visit the Children’s Museum of South Dakota, we have joined forces with Museums for All, an initiative between the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
Our Access Initiative offers discounted admission to the Children’s Museum of South Dakota to those who qualify for public income-related assistance.
Show your EBT card (or other public assistance documentation) and a form of identification to receive $1 daily admission for up to 6 people.
Access Family Membership
Complete an application, available for download in English or Spanish, and submit the appropriate paperwork to receive a $15 yearlong membership to the Children’s Museum of South Dakota. An application can also be picked up at the Welcome Desk or sent to you by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Examples of accepted public assistance documentation:
- Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP), Medicaid
- Free/Reduced School Lunch, Head Start, SNAP EBT and/or WIC vouchers with dates on them
- Low Income Energy Assistance, Temporary Assistance for Needy Family (TANF)
- Foster Home Certification
Please allow 2-3 weeks for membership application processing. If your membership is approved, you will receive a confirmation letter of your membership status. The $15 membership fee can be paid upon your first visit to the Museum and the yearlong membership will be activated at that time.
Donate toward the Access Initiative
A donation to the Access Fund helps ensure that every child and family has access to a high-quality children’s museum experience and brings the joy of the Museum to all children and families regardless of their ability to pay. Donate online or contact Executive Director Kate Treiber by email or by calling 605-692-6700.