Children's Museum of South Dakota


Children’s Museum of South Dakota is Celebrating Children’s Books

New Traveling Exhibit Open Now Through March 9th The Children’s Museum of South Dakota is delighted to host a traveling exhibit of quilts celebrating literacy and children’s books. Six quilts pieced together by Muriel Feldshuh, a retired librarian and author from New York City, are on display in the museum’s second floor traveling exhibit space now through March 9th. Each quilt is a collection of squares that contain handwritten comments and original artwor...

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Children’s Museum of South Dakota Special Holiday Hours

Open on Monday, December 23rd The Children’s Museum of South Dakota is excited to announce the museum and Café Coteau will be OPEN on Monday, December 23rd. The café opens for breakfast at 8am and the museum at 10am. Both will close at 5pm and remain closed on Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day. Both the café and museum resume regular hours starting on Thursday, December 26th. For a special holiday treat on Monday, December 23rd, the Sons...

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A Free Day of Play for Kidoodle's 3rd Birthday

Sunday, September 15th from 12noon - 5 pm The Children’s Museum of South Dakota is nearing its third birthday and will make the celebration extra special this year with a barnyard theme birthday bash and by opening its exhibits for a free day of play. On Sunday, September 15th, from 12 noon to 5 pm, visitors are invited to join in the celebration with free admission and activities like petting farm animals, milking a real dairy cow, climbing on tractors, games, ...

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CMSD Opens a New, One-of-a-Kind Exhibit

BROOKINGS, SD - The Children’s Museum of South Dakota opens its first new outdoor exhibit since its grand opening almost three years ago. The museum’s ‘Fishing Pond’ is stocked and ready for some anglers. This new, custom, one-of-a-kind exhibit is sure to make a splash with the visitors to the museum. This unique exhibit was brought to life by the museum’s Director of Exhibits, Olivia Isenberg, who has been working on the testing and implementation ...

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Brookings Kite and Bike Festival offers fun for families

Bring on the breeze! The 14th Annual Brookings Kite and Bike Festival will be held Sunday, June 23, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Fishback Soccer Fields on South Medary Avenue and South 20th St. This free event offers family activities and attractions including face painting, vendors and, of course, kites and bikes. The festival will have plenty of opportunities for Brookings residents to fly a kite, whether they bring one from home, buy one from a vendor at the event or make...

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Children’s Museum of South Dakota Awarded Prestigious LEED® Green Building Certification

BROOKINGS, SD - The Children’s Museum of South Dakota, has been awarded LEED® Silver Certification, established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. CMSD’s Executive Director Suzanne Hegg states, “Because our museum is all about learning and imagining possibi...

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Experience the Wonder of Magic with Reza

Reza, Illusionist, Entertainer and Magician will wow children and their grownups with his illusions this June at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota in Brookings. But don’t expect rabbits out of hats. Reza's unique magic shows have captivated audiences across the country, selling out theatres from Denver to New York, Orlando...

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A Free Day of Play with Dinosaur Train - Sunday, May 19th

The Children’s Museum of South Dakota and SD Public Broadcasting are partnering to provide a free day of play on Sunday, May 19th. Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train, a popular children’s TV show from PBS KIDS, will be a part of the fun. Buddy T. rex from the show will get to meet Mama & Max T. rex from the Children’s Museum of South Dakota. Mama T. rex stands 25ft ...

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