Children's Museum of South Dakota

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Come Meet Mama!

Encounter a working Dinosaur Dig and meet Mama & Max, the only full size, permanent, animatronic T. rex dinosaurs in the United States.

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Come Meet Mama!

Imagine Life on the Prairie

Our Place on the Prairie is an exhibit that features a sod house, tipi, farm and a cloud climber.

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Imagine Life on the Prairie
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Give the gift of play!

Memberships available online. Cafe gift cards, Maker Studio punch cards, and gift cards available onsite!

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Give the gift of play!

Join us in the Maker Studio

Open Tuesdays through Fridays from 3-5 p.m. // $5 ($4) members // Age 5 & Up // Drop-off program

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Join us in the Maker Studio

Bring the experience home!

Museum gift shop offers unique gifts for all occasions. Shop local!

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Bring the experience home!

Children's Museum Of South Dakota

Located in Brookings, SD, The Children's Museum of South Dakota is a place that relates to its region, its community, its children, and their learning wants and needs. It is a place where children and adults learn through play. The museum is a welcoming, fun and entertaining environment which helps spark learning through imagination, creativity, and discovery. Exhibits, both inside and outside, are broad-based to include subjects in science, engineering, art, literature, culture, geography, and history. 

Come Join the FUN!

The Children's Museum of South Dakota is located just 50 miles north of Sioux Falls, SD and is a perfect stop for your family vacation. We're also a great outing for school field trips, preschool activity groups, and for homeschool activities. We have classes and events for every age group - toddlers, preschoolers, big kiddos and the whole family! We're also a great place to host your little one's birthday party. Book your party today. 

From splash tables to Kidstreet - the Children's Museum of South Dakota is ready to spark your imagination. After experiencing our interactive fun, check out the activities for kids in our Explore at Home section that will help you bring the imagination and learning through play to your home. 

What's Happening

  • Dec 17

    2:00pm - 4:00pm, Children's Museum of South Dakota

    Science Sunday

  • Dec 19

    3:00pm - 5:00pm, Children's Museum of South Dakota

    Maker Studio

  • Dec 20

    3:00pm - 5:00pm, Children's Museum of South Dakota

    Maker Studio

  • Dec 21

    10:00am - 12:00pm, Children's Museum of South Dakota

    Open Studio

  • Dec 21

    3:00pm - 5:00pm, Children's Museum of South Dakota

    Maker Studio

  • Dec 17

    2:00pm - 4:00pm, Children's Museum of South Dakota

    Science Sunday

  • Dec 19

    3:00pm - 5:00pm, Children's Museum of South Dakota

    Maker Studio

  • Dec 20

    3:00pm - 5:00pm, Children's Museum of South Dakota

    Maker Studio

  • Dec 21

    10:00am - 12:00pm, Children's Museum of South Dakota

    Open Studio

  • Dec 21

    3:00pm - 5:00pm, Children's Museum of South Dakota

    Maker Studio

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