Whether it’s after school, or on a no-school day, the Maker Studio at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota is a great place to spark your imagination and make your great ideas come to life. The fall and winter camp schedule is out now and we are exploring a variety of topics!
School Break Camps
The following camps are for children ages 6-12. Camps are drop off and require registration. The cost is $52 each session. Members receive a 20% discount. Bring a sack lunch. Registration is now open!
Game & Puzzle Design
Friday, Oct. 6, from 8 am-5 pm
Shuffle over to the Maker Studio for a full day of strategizing, designing, and challenging others to games and puzzles of your own making.
Monday, Oct. 9, from 8 am-5 pm
Want to tinker? Be part of a team working its way through science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) challenges. Feeling creative? Explore art through a variety of tools and mediums. Every STEAM camp holds a new adventure!
Whimsical Creations Camp
Wednesday, Nov. 22, from 8 am-5 pm
Imagination, creativity, playfulness, and a little bit of whimsy are a must for this camp. Craft a fantasy creature, paint a delightful landscape with wild colors, build a silly sculpture that twirls in the wind, or be a master storyteller. The whimsical possibilities are endless!
In this seasonal offering, we will be making holiday creations and one-of-a-kind ornaments. Guaranteed to be a jolly time! Snack included.
Wednesday, Dec. 20, from 8 am-noon ($28)
Wednesday, Dec. 20 from 1-5 pm ($28)
Exploring Botany Camp
Thursday, Dec. 21, from 8 am-5 pm (*ages 8-12)
Explore the fascinating world of plants through a variety of hands-on activities. Learn about the bright side of photosynthesis, craft a plant cell model, build a terrarium, and more! It’s sure to be a wonderful “thyme” … get it?
Friday, Dec. 22, from 8 am-5 pm
Lights, camera, action! Be part of a grand, one-day production leading to a final performance with an audience. Take on a lead character role, design costumes, build props, or become a director! The choice (and stage) is yours!
Mission to Space Camp
Wednesday, Dec. 27, from 8 am-5 pm (*ages 8-12)
Take on the role of a NASA aerospace engineer, and work within a team to help design a space station best suited for human life on the moon.
Express Yourself Camp
Thursday, Dec. 28, from 8 am-5 pm
Join us for a full day of self–expression and creativity, as we celebrate all the wonderful things that make you unique. How do you want to express yourself- sculpture, collage, music, poetry? You decide, because this day is all about YOU!
New Year’s Creations Camp
Friday, Dec. 29, from 8 am-5 pm
Dip into the new year as we spend the morning creating yummy snacks and appetizers. In the afternoon we will create party hats and noise makers, and learn about New Year’s celebrations around the world!
After School Classes
Tuesday-Friday during the school year
Verify session times on our website calendar.
Ages 5 and up // Drop Off Optional // $5.50 material fee ($4.40 members)
Does your child need a place to go after school? Or perhaps you are looking for a place to spark your child’s imagination? The After School Maker Studio is a flexible, come-and-go experience for children age 5 and up.
The Maker Studio was designed by children for children to inspire all makers. Daily experiences foster creativity, curiosity, and self-expression through a variety of activities including robotics, circuitry, pottery, sculpture, and painting to name a few. Children will have the time and space to explore the diverse interests they bring with them. Register via our website calendar or call 605-692-6700, ext. 0.