Children's Museum of South Dakota


Children's Museum Makes Lasting Impact on Guests

Date: Jan 01, 2017

"The child has a hundred languages, a hundred hands, a hundred thoughts, a hundred ways of thinking…playing…speaking…listening…marveling…loving, a hundred joys for singing and understanding, a hundred worlds to discover…to invent…to dream.” ~ Loris Malaguzzi

The Children’s Museum of South Dakota strives to broaden a child’s world. The 44,000 square feet of indoor space on 4 acres of Prairie is designed around the belief that children are capable and competent individuals. The Museum’s environment allows guests to discover, create and imagine in whatever capacity they choose. It’s hands-on learning at its best!

The exhibits are broad-based and include discovery in the areas of science, engineering, art, literature, culture, geography, history, and more. An engaging, inquiry based approach is used in programming as Museum Educators become facilitators in the learning process. They pose questions, helping children problem-solve and create scenarios to help them learn at their own pace, using their own interests.

The success of the core philosophy is reflected in the numerous awards the Museum has received. It has been named “Must see museum” by the Chicago Tribune, “”Must see attraction” by the Travel Channel, and “Best of the Midwest” by Midwest Living Magazine to name a few.

Since opening in 2010, the Museum has welcomed over 600,000 guests from around the world who make memories while learning through play. More information can be found at or by following them on Facebook and Twitter. The Museum is open Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sunday 12-5pm.

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