Children's Museum of South Dakota

Creativity Lab


Cultivating Creative Curiosity

What will you make today? Experiment with patterns, textures, shapes, and colors using a variety of curious materials.

Perhaps you'll create different designs with colorful glow sticks, or twist your brain exploring the movement of sand and design within the Spinning Table. Whatever you do in Sensation's Creativity Lab, it will be uniquely you and brand new each time.


Learn more about these topics through the books below.

Many of these books are at the Brookings Public Library.

Ages 0-3

Skippyjon Jones, Judy Schachner*
Rabbit! Duck!, John Lithgow & Ard Hoyt**

Ages 3-6

Houndsley and Catina and the Quiet Time, James Howe & Marie-Louise Gay
Arts and Crafts on Parade, Jean Warren & Kimberly Brugger-Murphy
Optical Tricks, Walter Wick
I’m a Manatee, John Lithgow & Ard Hoyt*
Ish, Peter Reynolds*

Ages 6-9

Science Experiments with Light, Eiji Orii & Kimimaro Yoshida
Experimenting with Light, Bryan Murphy

Ages 9-12

Wild Origami, Amazing Animals You Can Make, P.D. Tuyen
DK Eyewitness Book, "Light", David Burnie
Funny Bones, Lisa Bany-Winters
Super String Games, Camilla Gryski
Just Like Me, Stories and Self-Portraits by Fourteen Artists, Harriet Rohmer
Math-Terpieces: The Art of Problem-Solving, Greg Tang & Greg Paprocki*


*At the time of writing, these books were not found at the Brookings Library. 
** Part of the Brookings Public Library Tumblebooks Online Collection.