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

Date: Mar 08, 2019

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 tools and mediums. Every week holds a new adventure! Campers need to bring a sack lunch.

STEAM Camp

Monday, June 17- Friday, June 21 // 8 am-5 pm // Drop off // Ages 6-12 // Limit 15 // $225 ($180 members)
Featuring: Terrariums, greenhouses, paper recycling, pottery wheels, and more! Register via our website calendar. 

STEAM Camp

Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19 // 8 am-5 pm // Drop off // Ages 6-12 // Limit 15 // $225 ($180 members)
Featuring: Animation, coding, robotics, and more! Register via our website calendar. Register via our website calendar.

STEAM Camp

Monday, August 12 - Friday, August 16  // 8 am-5 pm // Drop off // Ages 6-12 // Limit 15 // $225 ($180 members)
Featuring: Action painting, aeronautics, Rube Goldberg machines, and more! Register via our website calendar.

Day Camps

Fiber and Textile Camp

Tuesday, June 25 // 8 am-5 pm // Ages 8-12 // Limit 15 // $45 ($36 members)
Imagine. Design. Create. Learn the skills of macramé, embroidery, embellishment, and more. You’ll have SEW much fun you won’t want to WEAVE! Please bring a sack lunch. Check out the calendar for a link to register. 

Circuitry and Robotics Camp

Tuesday, July 30 // 8 am-5 pm // Ages 8-12 // Limit 15 // $45 ($36 members)
Spark your imagination as we explore circuitry and robotics through mapping and design, coding and hands-on experiments. Please bring a sack lunch. Register via our website calendar.


Pre-Registered Programs Featuring Art, Science, and Fun

Mini Makers

Tuesdays – Fridays // 10:45 –11:30 am // Adult and Child // Ages 2–5 // Limit 5 // $6 ($4.80 members) per session
In this hands-on class, participants will make their own take-home play kit. Each week will feature a different kit such as play-dough, moonsand, music, or fizzy bubbles. Each class will also provide time to explore different ways your kit can be played with at home. Activity repeated daily each week. Register by calling 605-692-6700.

June 11-14: Scented Play-Dough
Mix up delightful smelling play-dough and learn unique ways to play with it! 
June 18-21: Sensory Play 
Take home your very own batch of moonsand along with ideas of ways to continue the fun at home.
June 25-28: Science 
Make Fizzy Bubbles and discover STEM activities for your toddler or preschooler. 
July 2-5: No Mini Makers 
July 9-12: Magnets

Discover new ways to explore magnets with everyday objects! 
July 16-19: Music
Create instruments! Enjoy sing-a-longs! Paint to music! 
July 23-26: Dinosaurs
Have a roaring good time as you discover new ways to play with dinosaurs. 
July 30- Aug. 2: Puzzle Play
Color! Cut! Create! Design your own puzzles. 
Aug 6-9: Sensory 
Ignite your senses as you discover ways to make and explore Cloud Dough. 
Aug 13-16: Creative Movement
Get ready to move and groove, make dancing ribbons, and explore yoga. 
Aug 20-23 Texture Play-Dough
Rough? Bumpy? Grainy? Discover simple ways to add texture to home-made play-dough. 

 

Make-n-Take 

Tuesdays – Fridays // 1– 2:30 pm // Drop Off // Ages 5–12 // Limit 10 // $10 ($8 members) per session 
Join us as we explore making across a variety of topics in the arts and sciences. Children will learn new techniques from an experienced facilitator and will take home their project as a memento. Activity repeated daily each week. Register by calling 605-692-6700.

June 11-14: Marionettes
Be charmed with the magic of marionettes as you design and string your own. 
June 18-21: Pottery Wheels
Want to throw mud? Take a spin our pottery wheels. 
June 25-28: Paper Cut Shadow Box
Design your own 3D picture using a variety of paper. 
July 2-5: No Make-n-Take  
July 9-12: Yarn Tapestry

Create a whimsy masterpiece out of yarns, fabrics, lace, and more!  
July 16-19: Pottery Wheels
Want to throw mud? Take a spin our pottery wheels. 
July 23-26: Shrinky Dinks
Color! Bake! Shrink! Make your own shrinky dink. 
July 30-Aug. 2: Screen Printing
Design your own stencil and make one-of-a-kind prints! 
Aug 6-9: Soap Carving
If you’re looking for some good, clean fun, soap carving is for you! 
Aug 13-16: Beadie Buddies
Design! Bead! Weave! Make your own key chain beadie buddy. 
Aug 20-23: Canvas Painting
Sketch and paint your very own masterpiece.