The Kidoodle Council group at the Children's Museum of South Dakota.

Kidoodle Council

Our Youth Advisory Board

Created with the belief of the strong image of the child and that children should have a voice in their learning experiences, the Children’s Museum of South Dakota leans on the expertise of a youth advisory board.

Kidoodle Council, a group for children ages 6-12, is an important piece in the museum’s mission to spark imagination and learning for all.

Among their duties, members of the Kidoodle Council are ambassadors for the museum in the community, generate ideas for programs and exhibits, and provide feedback to museum staff guiding direction in future operations.

What is the application process?

The application process for the 2022 council is now closed! But keep your eye on this page and our social media channels for notifications for the 2023 Kidoodle Council. The application process will start in October 2022.

Space in the Kidoodle Council is limited. If accommodations for the application process or for involvement in the program are requested, please contact Mike at or 605-692-6700.

Who can participate?

Applicants must be 6-12 years old and commit to at least 8 of the 11 scheduled meetings throughout the year.

What is the time commitment?

Members of the Kidoodle Council meet 11 times throughout the year and will participate in 3 additional volunteer opportunities such as assisting at special events or writing book reviews.


Wait, who is Kidoodle?

Green Kidoodle logoDid you know that Kidoodle, the museum’s mascot, was born thanks to the imagination of children? Kidoodle’s name, colors, and fun personality are the direct result of the ideas of children.

The staff and board of the Children’s Museum of South Dakota are excited to embark on this intentional effort to lean on the talent and expertise of youth through Kidoodle Council.

Check out the work of previous Kidoodle Council members!