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

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Hours + Admission

Play Along With Us!

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

 

 

  • Museum Hours

  • Café Hours

Museum member hours take place on Saturdays from 9-10 am and the First Thursday of each month from 5-7 pm.

We are closed on Easter Sunday, 4th of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

  • Monday Graphic Closed
  • Tuesday Graphic 10 am – 7 pm
  • Wednesday Graphic 10 am – 5 pm
  • Thursday Graphic 10 am – 5 pm
  • Friday Graphic 10 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday Graphic 10 am – 5 pm
  • Sunday Graphic Closed
  • Monday Graphic Closed
  • Tuesday Graphic 8 am – 2 pm
  • Wednesday Graphic 8 am – 2 pm
  • Thursday Graphic 8 am – 2 pm
  • Friday Graphic 8 am – 2 pm
  • Saturday Graphic 8 am – 2 pm
  • Sunday Graphic Closed

Museum member hours take place on Saturdays from 9-10 am and the First Thursday of each month from 5-7 pm.

We are closed on Easter Sunday, 4th of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Museum Admission
$9.50

  • Capacity is limited.
  • Reservations are recommended and are the only way to guarantee your playtime. Play spots open two weeks in advance.
  • Reserve online or call 605-692-6700.
  • Walk-ins are admitted as space allows. At times we may need to put families who arrive on-site on a waiting list. If that happens we do our best to accommodate them as other families leave.
  • Review our 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.
  • Your donations support our mission to spark imagination for children and their grown-ups.

Gift Shop Hours

Open to the public.

Operation modifications apply.

  • Mon: Closed
  • Tues: 10 am – 7 pm
  • Wed: 10 am – 5 pm
  • Thur: 10 am – 5 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.