Become a Member

Become a Member

Museum membership is an easy way to save money and support a valuable resource for all children and the entire community.

Enjoy free unlimited admission for one year plus extra benefits by becoming a museum member in addition to the following benefits:

  • Support our mission to spark imagination for children and their grown-ups through play, creativity, and discovery
  • Member-only hours: 9-10 am on Saturdays and the first Thursday of each month from 5-7 pm
  • 10% discount on all purchases at Play Central Toys & Books, the museum gift shop
  • 20% discount on classes and birthday parties
  • Subscription to the museum e-newsletter
  • Two one-time-use guest passes for family and friends
  • Access to exclusive member events

COVID-19 Update: Museum Memberships Extended

We have extended current Museum memberships to reflect the length of Museum closure so members are able to reserve playtime online at no cost. Be sure to create an account in Altru using your email address on file to receive your free admission.

If you choose, you can honor your existing membership expiration date to support the Museum. Contact Mari, our membership coordinator, at

Thank you for being a member and choosing to support the Power of Play! If you would like to further support our work to spark imagination and learning, make a donation on our website.

Check out our membership options:

Family Membership

Unlimited free admission to the museum for one year for two named adults and their dependent children (under the age of 18) living in a single household.

Grandparent Membership

Unlimited free admission to the museum for one year for two named adults living in a single household and their grandchildren (under the age of 18).

ACM Reciprocal Membership

In addition to free admission at the Children’s Musuem of South Dakota, reciprocal grandparent or family members receive 50% off general admission for up to 6 people when visiting other participating Association of Children’s Museum institutions.

Access Membership

The Children’s Museum of South Dakota embraces and welcomes all who want to come to play, learn, and discover. If the price of admission or membership is a burden, an Access Initiative Membership may be for you.