View of the front entrance signs at the Children's Museum of South Dakota.


Hours + Admission

Play Along With Us!

We spark imagination and learning for all children and their grown-ups through play, creativity, and discovery.



Outdoor Prairie Play!

The outdoor prairie is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm! For now, the indoor exhibits will remain closed.

Reserve your spot

Learn what to expect

Museum Admission
Pay As You Will

  • Pay As You Will outdoor prairie admission is available through the end of the year. Your donations support our mission to spark imagination for children and their grown-ups.
  • Capacity is limited. Reserve your ticket online. Or call 605-692-6700.
  • Learn about COVID-19 Operation Modifications
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult (age 16 or older) at all times.
  • We require a 1 to 5 adult to child ratio.
  • Children under the age of 1 are free.
  • Museum members are free. Bring your member card and photo ID.

Gift Shop Hours

Open to the public.

Operation modifications apply.

  • Mon: Closed
  • Tues: 10 am – 5 pm
  • Wed: 10 am – 5 pm
  • Thur: 10 am – 7 pm
  • Fri: 10 am – 5 pm
  • Sat: 10 am – 5 pm
  • Sun: Closed

Cafe Hours

Open to the public.

Operation modifications apply.

  • Mon: Closed
  • Tues: 8 am – 2 pm
  • Wed: 8 am – 2 pm
  • Thur: 8 am – 2 pm
  • Fri: 8 am – 2 pm
  • Sat: 8 am – 2 pm
  • Sun: Closed

Member Hours + Benefits

Members receive a discount at Play Central Toys and Books and for camps and classes!

Access Initiative

If you qualify for public income-related assistance you may receive discounted admission or membership at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota.

Sensory Friendly Play

Sensory Friendly Play is a low-sensory playtime that offers a calm, less crowded opportunity for exploration in our Museum’s exhibits.

Explore the Museum

We’re excited to see you here in the heart of Brookings’ Downtown Historic District.

Get directions to the Museum, check out our exhibits, or read our planning tips.