Children's Museum of South Dakota


FREE Day of Play for Kidoodle's Birthday!

Sunday, September 9th from 12 noon - 5 pm The Children’s Museum of South Dakota is nearing its second birthday and will make the celebration extra special this year with a bubble themed birthday bash and by opening its exhibits for a free day of play. On Sunday, September 9th, from 12 noon to 5 pm, visitors are invited to join in the celebration by playing in the museum as well as by making bubble paintings, by making body bubbles, by chasing bubbles, and much more! ...

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Fiedler & Quello Join Board of Children’s Museum of South Dakota

David Fiedler and Susan Quello have accepted positions as board members of the Children’s Museum of South Dakota. Dave Fiedler has spent the last 27 years educating eastern South Dakotan elementary students. After graduating from Brookings High School, Dave earned an early childhood endorsement at SDSU and his Bachelor's and Master’s degrees at USD. In the fall of 1985, Dave became the first male kindergarten teacher in South Dakota. Later, he taught 4th, 5th, an...

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Massive kites to fill the sky at Brookings Kite & Bike Festival

From simple tight-frame sails to elaborate, oversized kites, the South Brookings sky will be covered with flying shapes as bicyclists navigate an obstacle course during the 13th Annual Brookings Kite and Bike Festival Sunday, June 24. Kite and bicycle enthusiasts are invited to attend the festival from noon to 4 p.m. at the Fishback Soccer Fields on South Medary Ave. and South 20th St. ...

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Experience the Wonder of Magic

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 to LA. Now, he’s bringing the magic back to his hometown of Brookings. And he’ll even share a few tricks of the trade. ...

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Bodogaard Weaves Her Way to the Children's Museum of South Dakota

Imagine using bugs and plants to dye fabrics. Imagine weaving something that’s unique to you. Imagine making felt and using it to create a pizza or a snake. Imagine weaving a bracelet that glows in the dark. Imagine! Come join the fun at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota! Artist-in-residence Grete Bodøgaard is hosting one, two, three or four day camps for children ages 6-12 to learn hands-on the fun of weaving and felting. A renowned artist, Gre...

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A Free Day of Play on Super Science Sunday! (Feb 12th)

The Children’s Museum of South Dakota and SD Public Broadcasting are partnering to provide a free day of play on Super Science Sunday. Sid the Science Kid, a popular children’s TV show from PBS KIDS, will be a part of the fun. The state-of-the-art museum will rock for Science Sunday on February 12th from Noon to 5pm. Sid the Science Kid, SDPB and the Chil...

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New Exhibit: Chagall for Children

A whole new way to experience art.   BROOKINGS, SD - The Children’s Museum of South Dakota will host the Chagall for Children Exhibit February through May. Opening Friday, February 3rd, this exhibit gives kids and their grown-ups an interactive look at the famed painter’s work and features reproductions of over a dozen Chagall masterpieces, all accompanied by hands-on interactive elements that allow children to explore their own creativity. ...

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CMSD featured in Midwest Living Magazine’s ‘Top 25 New Places’

BROOKINGS, SD - The Children’s Museum of South Dakota made “this year’s ‘it’ list honoring the 25 best new places,” according to the January/February issue of Midwest Living Magazine, which advises travelers to “leave time in your road trip itineraries for this phenomenal attraction.” The museum was the only South Dakota attraction included in the list that contained other points of interest in cities such as Chicago, Omaha, Kansas...

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CMSD Awarded 2011 Mayor’s Award for Historic Preservation

Each year the Brookings Historic Preservation Commission, in cooperation with the Mayor’s Office, celebrates the best of preservation by presenting Mayor’s Awards to individuals, organizations or businesses whose work on Brookings’ properties demonstrate achievements in historic preservation. These efforts include homeowners who save and maintain important Brookings’ landmarks, as well as business owners who sensitively blend new construction in historic districts. ...

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