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Connective Construction Traveling Exhibit Unveiled on Second Floor

Things are switching up in the traveling exhibit space on the second floor of the Children's Museum of South Dakota. Starting this week, guests will be able to build, create, and design with a variety of materials including PVC pipes, blocks, and geometric plastic shapes. The exhibit is called Connective Construction and it's full of materials to build sculptures of all sorts. “The exhibit is designed to offer guests various opportunities to construct,” say...

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Children’s Museum of South Dakota Hosts Cultural Appreciation Day Event

More than 250 fifth-graders from Camelot Intermediate School are taking part in an inaugural Cultural Appreciation Day Event at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota this Tuesday, Nov. 7. As a part of the event, students will participate in small group activities encouraging them to explore their personal culture. They will also learn about the cultures of 13 countries that will be represented at booths called Cultural Conversation Stations. By the end of the day, organizers hop...

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Maker Studio Offers Space for Inventing, Tinkering, and Creativity

Following a summer of research and prototyping, a Maker Studio is opening at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota. Designed for making, inventing, tinkering, and creativity, the space will offer those age 5 and up a place to collaborate and learn new skills.  The studio plans to be open Tuesdays through Fridays from 3 to 5 p.m. with scheduled sessions posted via the museum calendar. A $5 material fee per person ($4 f...

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Children's Museum Hosts World Famous Artist

Patrick Dougherty, known worldwide as the creator of ‘Stickwork,’ has selected the Children’s Museum of South Dakota as the location for his next masterpiece. The exhibit will be created at the Museum May 1-18th. “We’ve been planning this for years and are incredibly excited to host this unique type of art,” Children’s Museum of South Dakota’s Executive Director Kate Treiber said. “It will be amazing to watch our community voluntee...

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Iconic Mama T.Rex Gets Makeover

Following nearly 7 years of standing guard at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota, the life size T.Rex known as ‘Mama’ will be getting a makeover of sorts in the coming days. The current animatronic dinosaur will be replaced with an exact duplicate beginning April 24. “We’re working hard to make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible,” Associate Director Mike Mogard said. “After it’s complete, guests will barely noti...

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Tourists Take In Children's Museum and Town

The Children’s Museum of South Dakota has been referred to as a Jewel in the Crown for the state as it provides a wonderful reason to visit eastern South Dakota. Since opening in September 2010, the Museum has greeted close to 670,000 guests from every state and numerous countries all over the world. While a frequent place to play and explore for residents nearby, it has become a destination location for those travelling the Midwest. In 2016, the Museum welcomed over 97,000 gues...

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Children's Museum Makes Lasting Impact on Guests

"The child has a hundred languages, a hundred hands, a hundred thoughts, a hundred ways of thinking…playing…speaking…listening…marveling…loving, a hundred joys for singing and understanding, a hundred worlds to discover…to invent…to dream.” ~ Loris Malaguzzi The Children’s Museum of South Dakota strives to broaden a child’s world. The 44,000 square feet of indoor space on 4 acres of Prairie is des...

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Children's Museum Offers Free Day of Play

The Children’s Museum of South Dakota celebrates turning six with the annual ‘Free Day of Play’ Sunday, September 11, 2016 from 12-5pm. This event allows the Museum to be open to the public at no charge. “We’ve had a wonderful six years, and we invite one and all to come play and experience the Museum,” Executive Director Kate Treiber said. “It’s our gift back to the community that continues to support us all year long.” ...

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Young Minds Learn Much Before School

From the moment they enter the world, children are a sponge – soaking up everything around them. From voices and facial recognition to how to get attention, show affection, and relate to others, children immediately start their individual journeys that develop their personality and knowledge base as they grown into adulthood. Yet, adults often notice (to their frustration) that their child can pick up skills and abilities much more quickly than they can themselves. Whether it&rs...

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New Museum Experiences Announced

The Children’s Museum of South Dakota is excited to announce some new play opportunities beginning this spring. The Museum’s Sensations Exhibit will adjust as a portion of the space becomes dedicated to a new, interactive component that involves science, physics, engineering, and more. “We know it’s going to be an area that visitors will love,” Associate Director Mike Mogard said. “It is something completely different for us, and...

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