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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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CMSD Awarded 2011 A.B.L.E.

The A.B.L.E. Award (Ability, Belief, Leadership and Equality to Achieve Access For All) is an annual award program designed to recognize the outstanding commitment of a business or public entity in fulfilling the goals of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Highlighting the efforts of an outstanding business or entity may motivate others to provide improved accessibility to goods and services. This year, Mayor Reed and the Brookings Committee for...

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Children’s Museum of South Dakota Welcomes It’s 100,000th Guest

The Children’s Museum of South Dakota celebrated a big milestone on Saturday, July 30th as it welcomed its 100,000th visitor. Early afternoon, the Yee family from Sioux Falls put the museum over the benchmark. Seven year old Anna Yee, came to the museum on a school field trip earlier this spring. Suzanne Hegg, Executive Director of the Children’s Museum of South Dakota, said, “We are thrilled to have welcomed 100,000 guests in just over ten months. Providing qu...

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A Longer Day for More Play

The Children’s Museum of South Dakota is proud to announce extended hours, staying open until 7pm every Thursday night during the summer months when school is not in session. The extended hours will start Thursday, May 26th and end on Thursday, August 25th. “The extra summer hours each Thursday will provide families a longer day for more play to enjoy our interactive outdoor prairie play and interior museum exhibits,” said executive director, Suzanne Hegg. “This is ...

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Brookings brings new tourism to town

The Brookings Convention & Visitors Bureau, along with the Children’s Museum of South Dakota will be hosting almost 50 representatives from the South Dakota Department of Tourism and the SD Information Center Travel Counselors in Brookings, May 12-13, 2011. James D. Hagen, Secretary of the Department of Tourism, writes: “Few promotional tools are as successful, or as cost effective, as a well-executed familiarization (fam) tour. These tours allow...

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High flying, decorative, colorful kites to fill Brookings sky

The 10th annual Brookings Kite and Bike Festival brings kite and bike enthusiasts together with sky and ground for one big, four-hour extravaganza. From noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, at the Fishback Soccer Fields on south Medary Ave. and south 20th St., the South Dakota Art Museum will co-sponsor the festival with the Optimist Club of Brookings. “The South Dakota Art Museum held an international kite exhibit and festival 10 years ago and has sponsored the ki...

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Come say hi to Mama & Max

It is official. Mama T. rex and her precious baby boy came out of hibernation today, and Mama is proud to announce that she has chosen Max as the name for her rambunctious son. She had a hard time making up her mind, but guests of the museum as well as facebook fans cast almost 1,000 votes, helping her choose the perfect name. The name Max was submitted by 8 year old Hailey Huntington of Elkton (parents Dan & Jennifer), 11 year old Anna Ayres of Brookings (parents Larry &...

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Mama T. rex warms up by ‘going RED’

Children’s Museum of South Dakota, home to Mama, supports healthy living Have you seen Mama’s new red scarf? She’s not only staying warm during this frigid prairie winter, she’s ‘Going Red For Women!’ Mama T. rex’s scarf reminds us that heart disease is the number 1 killer of women, taking the life of 1 in 3 women each year. According to Suzanne Hegg, Executive Director of the Children’s Museum of South Dakota, “Ma...

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