Register Now for No School Day Camps


Register Now for No School Day Camps

September 12, 2023

Share This
Share This

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 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 $60 each session. Members receive a 20% discount. Bring a sack lunch. Registration is now open!

Chemistry Camp

Monday, April 29, from 8 am to 5 pm — CANCELED — Brookings School District now has schoool

What can you brew up in the laboratory? Put on your thinking caps and safety goggles as we conduct our own experiments.

Cancelled due to school district schedule change

After School Classes

Tuesday-Friday during the school year
3-5:30 pm
Verify session times on our website calendar.
Ages 5 and up // Drop Off Optional // $7 material fee ($5.60 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.

Read More About the Maker Studio’s Philosophy


Past Camps


Monday, Jan. 15, from 8 am to 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!

View the event and register

Kindergarten Maker Camps

Play along with us while you are off from school during the Brookings School District Kindergarten Screening days! Cost is $30 per session ($24 members).

Tuesday, Feb. 6, from 1 to 5 pm

Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 8 am to 12 pm

We welcome any currently enrolled JK and Kindergarten (Ages 5-7) students to join us in our Maker Studio for a 1/2 day camp and explore various activities and materials including robotics, circuitry, sculpture, and painting.

View the event and register for Tuesday sesssion

View the event and register for Wednesday session

Exploring the Studio

Friday, Feb. 16, from 8 am to 5 pm

What inspires your child’s artistic side? Children will discover their muse and explore different ways of representing their inspiration. Will you be a fiber and textile artist, sculptor, painter, collage artist, or mixed media? Hint – you can be more than one!

View the event and register

Gross-ology Day Camp

Monday, Feb. 19, from 8 am to 5 pm

Slurping and burping, the art of farts, big, slimy boogers and more! Got grossbumps? Come join us in this disgusting class filled with all sorts of really gross things!

View the event and register

Theater Camp

Friday, March 29, from 8 am to 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!  

View the event and register

theater camp

Pop Art Camp

Monday, April 1, from 8 am to 5 pm

Print Making! Collage! Painting! Take an artistic adventure exploring the skills and techniques of POP ART. 

View the event and register

Looking for something to do? Our calendar is a great place to explore.