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Make, Invent, and Tinker in the After-School Maker Studio

The Maker Studio at the Children's Museum of South Dakota is open for after-school exploration on Tuesdays through Fridays from 3 to 5:30 p.m. for children age 5 and up. Students are invited to explore materials, tools, and processes used by artists, builders, and makers of all kinds during the drop-off sessions. Cost is $5 per session ($4 for members). Space is limited and attendees are encouraged to pre-register...

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Meet Your Summer Reading Goals

Summer is slowly slipping away, but there are still plenty of days to enjoy the warm weather with a great book. Last spring, staff from the Children’s Museum of South Dakota met with students from Dakota Prairie Elementary during their Genius Hour. As a result, we have some great reviews of books located on our museum floor. If you are looking for some great titles to inspire you or your children as they work to meet their summer reading goals, we invite you to come and read with us....

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Summer Offers a Chance to Play Along

Note: This article was originally published in The Link magazine.  With each trip to the Children’s Museum of South Dakota, families find new and different ways to explore — especially in the summer, when our outdoor prairie comes to life in a whole new way, sprouting from snow-covered prairie grasses filled with bunny tracks and chattery birds, to green gras...

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The Book Reviews Keep Coming

The book reviews just keep coming! Finding fun and unique books to place on the museum floor is a lot of fun for us, but even more fun is finding out what children think about them.  Art and Max Ella recently shared a video with her opinion of "Art and Max" by David Wiesner. Spoiler alert, she liked it so much she read it multiple times! Watch her video to see why she found it so entertaining.   ...

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Our CCLI Story: Working to Create an Inclusive and Welcoming Place

As a part of our mission, the Children’s Museum of South Dakota works to spark imagination for children and their grown-ups through play, creativity, and discovery. As a destination for more than 100,000 guests a year, we are in the business of embracing and welcoming guests from a variety of backgrounds. That is why, in December 2016, the Children’s Museum of South Dakota joined the Cultural Competency Learning Institute. ...

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Genius Hour Book Reviews: Part 1

For the past few weeks, museum staff members have been visiting Dakota Prairie Elementary School on Friday mornings for Genius Hour, where students have been taking time to explore book titles currently housed on the museum floor. They explored a variety of books and shared their opinions. It's been a great w...

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Thank You to Our Volunteers

April 15-21 is National Volunteer Week which gives us a chance to reflect and thank all of the volunteers who are essential to the operation of the Children’s Museum of South Dakota. In 2017 alone, volunteers contributed 1,620 hours creating a welcoming, engaging atmosphere where children (and adults) learn through play.  ...

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Spark Your Imagination this Summer

The summer at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota is dedicated to inspiring a love of learning. Just because school is out it doesn’t mean that learning stops! Family-style and drop-off programming starts June 5 running through August 17, so start scheduling your summer today! All activities are listed on our website calendar and a downloadable pdf is available to print.&nb...

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Children’s Museum Maker Studio explores robotics and its real-world applications during Robotics Day

Robotics is a popular theme in the Maker Studio at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota. On Tuesday, April 17, the Maker Studio will offer an application of real-world robotics when it hosts a Stryker Mako System, a tool that uses robotic technology to assist physicians during orthopedic surgery.  The Stryker Mako System is part of Brookings Health System’s expanding surgical robotic program and enables surgeons to provi...

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New Book Day: Introducing Wearable Books to Kids Live

The Children’s Museum of South Dakota honors children as learners by offering them the tools to be in charge of their own learning. With this in mind, we are excited to turn the blog over to some of those children. We start with 10-year-old Sierra, who describes herself as a voracious reader. New Books in Kids Live! By Sierra ...

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