Every Gift Helps Us Promote Learning Through Play

The Children’s Museum of South Dakota promotes learning for children of all ages and abilities through interactive, informal, hands-on exhibits and demonstrations.

We are a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that relies on businesses and individuals to help us provide affordable, playful opportunities for children to learn, create, explore, and discover.

Although general operating costs have been endowed by the Larson Family Foundation, the Children’s Museum of South Dakota invites your support, through a tax-deductible donation, that will allow us to offer interactive exhibits and educational programming.

Mission: The Children’s Museum of South Dakota sparks imagination and learning for all children and their grown-ups through play, creativity, and discovery.

Vision: CMSD seeks to transform the world by inspiring generations to love learning and to believe that life is full of possibilities.

A donation to the Access Fund helps:

The Museum’s Access Initiative offers those who qualify for public income-related assistance discounted admission or membership. Donations to our Access Fund ensure that every child and family has access to a high-quality children’s museum experience. A $15 gift purchases an annual Museum membership for a family in need. Bring the joy of the Museum to all children and families regardless of their ability to pay.

Donate to the Access Fund


A donation to the General Fund helps:

  • Maintain vibrant exhibits and programming that continuously inspire children to learn and grow.
  • Bring new experiences and added learning opportunities through traveling exhibits.
  • Provide high-quality family time in a place where children and adults learn together through play.
  • Support parents in their most important role as their child’s first teacher.
  • Encourage educators as they inspire our children to become life-long learners.

Donate to the General Fund

Donations can also be sent via check to the Children’s Museum of South Dakota at:

Children’s Museum of South Dakota
ATTN: Donation
521 4th Street
Brookings, SD 57006

Thank you for your support!

If you would like to discuss opportunities to support the Children’s Museum of South Dakota, please contact Executive Director Kate Treiber via email or by calling or 605-692-6700.


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Are you looking to request a donation?

As a champion for children and families and an advocate for playful learning, the Children’s Museum of South Dakota works to support other community organizations through a donation of admission passes for fundraising purposes.

Request a Donation

Do you have an Organization License Plate (Emblem Specialty Plate)?Green Kidoodle logo

Support the Children’s Museum of South Dakota by displaying Kidoodle on your vehicle’s Emblem Specialty License Plate. In the state of South Dakota, you can get an Organizational License Plate (Emblem Specialty License Plate) that has a 3 by 3 square space for division-approved decals.

Purchase a Set of Decals for $10