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Summer Camp and Class Registration is Open!

March 3, 2020

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Register now for summer classes and camps – space is limited!

From classes for the smallest of children to a full week-long experience for school-age children, we have something fun for everyone!

Summer is for exploration, and camps and classes at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota are a great way to expand your horizons and learn something new. Registration for our weeklong and day camps is now open.

Weeklong STEAM Camps

Ages 6–12 // Drop Off // Limit 15 per camp $225 ($180 members)

Science, technology, engineering, art, and math stands for STEAM and it offers campers a wide variety of opportunities. Want to tinker? Be part of a team working its way through STEAM challenges in both our museum exhibits and the Maker Studio. Feeling creative? Explore art through a variety of tools and mediums.

Three weeklong camps are available and each one is unique. Attend one, or attend them all!

Monday, June 15–Friday, June 19 // 8 am–5 pm

Register via our calendar

Monday, July 13–Friday, July 17 // 8 am–5 pm

Register via our calendar

Monday, Aug. 3–Friday, Aug. 7 // 8 am-5 pm

Register via our calendar


DIY Day Camp

Monday, June 29 // 8 am–5 pm // Drop Off Ages 8–12 // Limit 15 // $48 ($38.40 members)
Learn some of the latest DIY techniques as we make a variety of masterpieces with your own unique twist. You bring your imagination and we’ll supply the rest for projects such as string art, dream catchers, pom pom wall hangings, and more!

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Improv Day Camp

Monday, July 27 // 8 am–5 pm // Drop Off Ages 8–12 // Limit 15 // $48 ($38.40 members)
What happens when a skateboarder, a football player, and a ballerina get stuck in an elevator together? You decide in this workshop dedicated to building both characters and scenes through teamwork, listening, and spontaneous creation. The sky’s the limit when you can be anyone, anywhere, doing anything.

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Circuitry and Robotics Day Camp

Monday, Aug. 17 // 8 am–5 pm // Drop Off Ages 8–12 // Limit 15 // $48 ($38.40 members)
Spark your imagination as we explore circuitry and robotics through mapping and design, coding, and hands-on experiments.

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Summer Classes For Younger Children

The following classes offer that summer camp experience in a shorter amount of time, perfect for those children wanting to get a taste of what our Maker Studio programming is all about!

The following summer classes run from June 8 – Aug. 21. Be sure to save your spot by pre-registering!

Find registration information via the class listing on our website calendar.

Mini Makers

Tuesday–Friday running from June 8-Aug. 21 // 10:45–11:30 am // Adult and Child // Ages 2–5 // Limit 6 // $6 per session ($4.80 members)

In this hands-on class, participants will make their own take-home play-kit. Each week will feature a different kit such as play-dough, dinosaurs, music, or fizzy bubbles. Each class will also provide time to explore different ways your kit can be played with at home. Find each week’s activity and register via the calendar.

Playful Preschoolers

Ages 3-5 // Limit 10 // Drop Off Optional // $14 ($11.20 members)

Playful Preschoolers offer a great opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills, and have fun adventures. With our hands-on approach to play and learning, remember to dress for a mess!

Wednesday, June 3 // 10 am–12 pm // Dinosaurs
Friday, June 5 // 10 am–12 pm // Music Makers
Monday, July 20 // 3–5 pm // Lil’ Scientists
Monday, July 27 // 3–5 pm // Messy Materials
Tuesday, Aug. 18 // 10 am–12 pm // Paint-n-Play
Thursday, Aug. 20 // 10 am–12 pm // Beautiful Junk
Wednesday, Aug. 26 // 10 am–12 pm // Lil’ Builders
Friday, Aug. 28 // 10 am–12 pm // Play-dough Play


Tuesday–Friday running from June 8-Aug. 21 // 1–2:30 pm // Drop Off
Ages 5–12 // Limit 10 // $10 per session ($8 members)
Join us as we explore making across a variety of topics in the arts and sciences. Children will learn new techniques from an experienced facilitator and will take home their project as a memento. Find each week’s activity via the calendar.

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