- Tuesday 10 am to 7 pm
- Wednesday 10 am to 5 pm
- Thursday 10 am to 5 pm
- Friday 10 am to 5 pm
- Saturday 10 am to 5 pm (Member-only play from 9-10 am)
The health and safety of the community is our highest priority. View our Operation Modifications.
In the event of inclement weather, closure information will be posted on our website and social media channels.
$9.50 for those age 1 and up.
Reduce Your Wait in Line: Reserve Your Playtime
- Tickets are available online until 1 hour prior to the museum opening. Otherwise, you may purchase admission at the door.
- Members: Be sure to create an account in Altru using your email address on file to receive your free admission.
- Reciprocal Members: To use a reciprocal membership from another qualifying museum valid for 50% off admission for up to 6 people, use code ACM. When you arrive, show your qualifying membership card with your ticket receipt.
- Access Admission: To reserve admission at the Access Admission rate, use code access1. When you arrive, show your EBT card (or other public assistance documentation) and a form of ID along with your ticket receipt.
Tickets are transferable but not refundable. To transfer your ticket call 605-692-6700 prior to your scheduled session.
Directions & Parking
We are located in the heart of Brookings’ downtown historic district at 521 4th Street. Get directions to the Museum.
Free parking is available across the street from the Museum entrance. Street parking is available along Fifth Avenue and Fifth Street (north of the Museum).
Café Coteau, located in our iconic atrium features a limited lunch menu from 11 am -2 pm. Grab-and-go salads, wraps, fruits, and veggies, along with SDSU ice cream, are available from 8 am to 5 pm, has limited seating indoors and outdoors. The Café is open to the public. Museum admission is not required.
For unique, creative, and educational toys and books, stop by our Museum gift shop Play Central Toys & Books. It is open to the public.
We have a few exhibits that involve water and splashing, bring an extra set of dry clothes.
- A variety of items for guests with sensory processing concerns are available for checkout from the Welcome Desk. Items will be sanitized and disinfected after use. The Adaptive Equipment Toolbox includes:
- Noise-reducing headphones
- Universal cuffs
- Transition timers
- Picture cards with a map
- Wrist/ankle weights
- Sensory vest
- Fidget items
- Sensory brushes
Wheelchair-accessible restrooms, as well as a family room, are located across from the Welcome Desk on the first floor.
Nursing Family Lounge
The Museum is a breastfeeding-friendly business committed to providing a welcoming environment where mothers can sit anywhere in the Museum and Cafe to feed. A private Nursing Family Lounge is also available on site. See the Welcome Desk for assistance.
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