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Fall Classes, After School Activities, and School Break Camps

After School in the Maker Studio Monday-Friday (Starting Aug. 26) 3-5:30 pm Ages 5 and up // Drop Off Optional // $5 per session ($4 members) Does your child need a place to go after school? Or perhaps you are looking for a place to spark your child’s imagination? The After School Maker Studio is a flexible, come and go experience for children age 5 and up. The Maker Studio was designed by children for children to inspire all makers. Daily experiences foste...

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Book Inspiration Behind Trying New Things

Books can inspire us to think the impossible is possible, the ridiculous is imaginable, and that nonsense is curiosity. It's true. The charming story of The Cow Who Climbed a Tree by Gemma Merino inspired two of our Kidoodle Council members, Giobbe and Miriam, to share the following reviews.    The Cow Who Climbed a Tree Written and illustrated by Gemma Merino Book Review by Giobbe ...

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We Appreciate Our Volunteers!

It’s National Volunteer Week 2019! At the Children’s Museum of South Dakota volunteers are an integral part of what we do. In 2018, our volunteers logged 1,778 hours of service and we couldn’t be more thankful! Volunteers help with field trips, work behind the scenes on special projects, help with landscaping, assist with special events, an...

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Easter Bunny to Visit Children’s Museum During Sensory Friendly Play

The Children’s Museum of South Dakota is teaming up with Spectrum 605 to add a holiday theme to the next Sensory Friendly Play event on Friday, April 12, from 5-8 p.m. Along with the chance to meet the Easter Bunny, families will also be able to take part in an Easter egg hunt, dye eggs, and explore and play in the museum exhibits. Spectrum 605 is a non-profit organization f...

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Read Along with the Kidoodle Council!

The Children’s Museum of South Dakota announced its first Kidoodle Council Youth Advisory Board in 2019. The council consists of 22 6-12 year-olds who generate ideas, give feedback, and serve as museum ambassadors in the community.  The group has already been hard at work testing toys, volunteering at special events, and reviewing books that are on our museum floor.  Did you know that the museum has 550 books on the museum floor at any given time? Kidoodle Coun...

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Summer Camps and Pre Registered Programs at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota

Spend your summer playing along at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota. Family-style and drop-off programming starts on June 11 and runs through August 23.  Summer Camp Week-long Camps There’s so much to explore with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Do you like to tinker? Be part of a team working its way through STEAM challenges in both our museum exhibits and the Maker Studio. Feeling creative? Explore art through a variety of t...

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Splash Exhibit Celebrates Official Ribbon-Cutting

It’s not every day you see a room full of adults playing in the Splash exhibit, but this is exactly what happened after the Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting that took place on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Kidoodle, the Children’s Museum of South Dakota’s mascot, was also front and center for the celebration and even took the honors with the scissors. Executive Director Kate Treiber spoke on behalf of the museum ...

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Executive Director Kate Treiber Recognized with Pinnacle Player Award

The Children’s Museum of South Dakota’s Executive Director Kate Treiber was recognized with the Pinnacle Player Award at the 2019 Women in Leadership & Learning (WILL) Power Up Summit on Jan. 9, 2019. The Pinnacle Player Award is given to someone who serves their community through leadership in business and volunteerism, who inspires growth in others, and who demonstrates drive and innovation....

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Santa to Visit Children’s Museum During Sensory Friendly Play

For children with disabilities, the chance to meet Santa can be an overwhelming experience. Which is why the Children’s Museum of South Dakota is excited to bring Santa to our Sensory Friendly Play on Sunday, Dec. 16, from 10 a.m. to noon. Sensory Friendly Play, a low-sensory playtime for families with children who are experiencing disabilities, is presented 15 times a year and offers a calm, less crowded opportunity for exploration in the museum’s exhibits. Along with the...

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Splash Reimagination Brings New Adventures

After two years of planning and a month and a half of on-site construction, one of the most popular exhibits at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota is set to reopen on Tuesday, Nov. 13.  The new water table features a hand-pump powered water wheel, a large whirlpool, a ball stacker and overhead ball track, racing rivers, and more.  “Splash is the favorite exhibit for many guests who visit the museum. When reimagining it we had a lot to live up to, so we...

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