Meet Our Members: The Buller Family


Meet Our Members: The Buller Family

February 28, 2024

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Playgroup helps build connections that last!

From 0-36 months, even the youngest children can play along at the Children’s Museum!

Meet the Buller family: Sofia, Joey, and Amelia (2) who have been members since 2022. We asked Sofia and Joey to share a bit about their life and their family’s experiences at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota.

Tell us about your family:

Sofia: I am from Colombia originally but have lived in Brookings half of my life. My husband Joey is from Hendricks, MN, and Amelia was born in Brookings. We have three cats and one dog. During our free time we enjoy participating in the different events around town as a family.

How often do you come to the museum?

Sofia: We come almost every day!

Dad with hat and mom with curly hair holding young child and smiling at the camera.

What is your family’s favorite exhibit? Why?

Sofia: During the summertime the water area outside – the creek and the fishing pond because Amelia loves playing with water. On the days that we play inside, her first and most important stop is Whiskers and Tails because she loves all animals.

What keeps your family coming back to the museum?

Sofia: We love everything that the museum has to offer – the different exhibits, classes, the delicious food, and the wonderful staff.

What is the most valuable thing about your membership?

Sofia: We love having the opportunity to attend the classes. Amelia has been attending playgroup since she was 11 months old, and she looks forward to it every Friday.

What would you tell a family coming to the museum for the first time?

Sofia: I would recommend getting a membership. The museum offers extra hours – such as every Tuesday evening until 7 pm. Plus, the first Thursday of each month is for only members from 5-7 pm – which is so helpful for parents with busy schedules. Members also have a special hour of playtime 9-10 am every Saturday!

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