What is a Children’s Museum?

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What is a Children's Museum?

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A children’s museum is a place where children learn through play and discovery and where they can explore in an environment designed just for them.

A children’s museum stimulates curiosity and creativity by providing children with opportunities for hands-on learning, key to their cognitive, physical, social and emotional well-being. Children’s museums are committed to serving the unique needs and interests of children by providing exhibits and programs that create a spark for discovery and lifelong learning.

But that doesn’t mean adults don’t have fun, too! At the Children’s Museum of South Dakota we spark imagination for all children and their grown-ups offering opportunities to play and engage, bringing out the child in everyone!

We are members of the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM), an organization that champions children’s museums all over the world.