Children's Museum of South Dakota

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Travel Website Recognizes Brookings, SD/Museum

A prominent travel website lists Brookings, SD as one of "Best Under the Radar" vacation destinations. The Children's Museum of South Dakota receives a nod in the online article, as well as other local tourist treasures. See article by clicking here. ...

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Museum Recognized by Publication

Midwest Living has named the Children's Museum of South Dakota a top location to visit in their special 'Best of the Midwest' edition. The magazine focuses on life and lifestyles of the midwestern United States, and recognized the Museum as one of the Best of South Dakota attractions for 2015. ...

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New Exhibit Named, Research Complete

The Children's Museum of South Dakota's new exhibit featuring the South Dakota outdoors has been named "A STREAM to PONDer: Interconnected Life in South Dakota Habitats."  The exhibit, a collaborative installation with Minneapolis guest artist Megan Flod Johnson, recently completed hours of research with area children. The children discussed images, created scenes, and interacted with each other while being observed by the Museum's Director of Education...

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Planning for New Exhibit Underway

The Children's Museum of South Dakota will begin creating a new exhibit in collaboration with a guest artist during the next several weeks. The exhibit, yet to be named, will focus on the South Dakota outdoors in a continuing effort to be reflective of the region. It is to begin construction following intensive research with local children. Their questions and reflections will directly impact and shape the elements and layout of this unique exhibit. The Museum ho...

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Museum Hosts Daddy/Daughter Dance

The Children’s Museum of South Dakota hosts “The Snow Ball” - a unique opportunity for dads and their daughters to have a special evening together. “Parent and child dances are a great way for the child to have that one-on-one time with a parent and vice versa,” Director of Marketing Randy Grimsley said.  “This is a fun way to create special memories by letting the child and adult focus on each other ...

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Museum Creates Adaptive Equipment Toolbox

Museum Initiates Adaptive Offerings Playtime at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota allows children free reign to experiment with the world around them. But for many, play brings on other unique concerns. It is estimated that 5-16% of school age children are affected by a Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).  These sensory issues may make group play overwhelming at times as the child is unable to self-regulate the sensory input around them. ...

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Native American Day Celebration Features Special Guest

Museum Holds Special Celebration The Children’s Museum of South Dakota celebrates Native American Day Monday, October 13 with activities and special guest Dallas Chief Eagle II. Chief Eagle, featured in the hoop dance video in the Museum’s ‘Our Place on the Prairie’ exhibit space, is a recognized master of the Lakota hoop dance.  A member of the Rosebud Lakota nation, Chief Eagle shares and teaches the traditional hoop dance i...

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Museum Featured as Area Highlight

http://www.argusleader.com/story/news/business-journal/2014/07/30/childrens-museum-offers-inquiry-based-fun/13335651/   A regional newspaper offers a look at the Children's Museum in today's edition. ...

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Great Faces, Great Places to Feature Museum

Children’s Museum Takes Part in National Campaign Mama was ready for her close-up, as crews filmed her and other parts of The Children’s Museum of South Dakota this week for inclusion in South Dakota tourism ads. The “Great Faces, Great Places” ongoing campaign traditionally features sites such as Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, and other West River areas.  However, this year the campaign is broadening to include a few select loc...

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Children’s Museum of South Dakota Announces Succession Plans

Kate Treiber Joins Museum Team as Suzanne Hegg Plans Retirement   Brookings, SD – Children’s Museum of South Dakota has named Kate Treiber to succeed Suzanne Hegg as Executive Director, upon Hegg’s planned retirement at the end of summer 2014. In addition, Mike Mogard will join the Museum team in July as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Treiber has been the Executive Director of the Brookings Area United Way since 2010, and has past experience in ea...

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