Museum After Dark Invites Adults to Play Like a Kid Again


Museum After Dark Invites Adults to Play Like a Kid Again

April 28, 2023

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Adults Need Play, Too!

Nostalgia, silliness, and good old-fashioned fun greet adults at Museum After Dark

It’s not every day a night on the town includes a trip to the local children’s museum.

But that’s exactly what happened at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota’s Museum After Dark 21+ event on Friday, April 21.

The event included full access to the museum’s exhibits with additional games taking place throughout the night.

Two people turn and point near a giant light bright peg wall while two others look on.
Light Bright Pictionary was just one of the events that took place during Museum After Dark.

“We’ve often heard people say that the museum looks like so much fun and they’d love to come, but they don’t have a kid to bring with them,” said Guest Experience Manager Charles Stuart. “So we created an event just for them.”

“I want people to know that it’s ok and encouraged for adults to play, too.”

The evening not only featured games, such as Supermarket Sweep, Light Bright Pictionary, Hungry Hungry Hippo, and Throwing Things Off the Balcony, but also a variety of beverages.

Museum After Dark is happening again on Friday, Oct. 20!

Wooden Legs Brewing Company, a brew pub located in downtown Brookings, was onsite serving craft beer, and additional beverage options such as wine, seltzer, and non-alcoholic selections were available. Café Coteau, the museum’s onsite restaurant, was open extended hours serving flatbread pizzas.

“It was a great event where people were able to let loose, get out of their comfort zone, and have some fun.” said Stuart. “It was also a great way to showcase the museum to the community and share the work we do in sparking imagination for everyone.”

Check out more photos of the event on the museum’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. For those who fear they have missed out, don’t worry: organizers plan to continue offering adults Museum After Dark events in the future.

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Check out more Museum After Dark In the News:

  • South Dakota Public Broadcasting’s In the Moment With Lori Walsh
    • Museum After Dark party welcomes adults to the Children’s Museum of South Dakota: Link to story
  • South Dakota State University’s The Collegian
  • Photos of the evening on our Facebook page.

Museum After Dark is happening on Friday, Oct. 20!