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Children's Museum of South Dakota

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Address: 521 4th St, Brookings, SD 57006-2046
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+1 605-692-6700
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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I try to bring my kids whenever we are visiting family in eastern SD. Can spend half a day here. Great place for a bad weather day but even better when it's nice outside as they... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I try to bring my kids whenever we are visiting family in eastern SD. Can spend half a day here. Great place for a bad weather day but even better when it's nice outside as they have great area outdoors for kids to explore. Especially nice for toddler/young school age. 4 stars due to the price. It's a little expensive... More 

Thank Sandytapani
West Concord, Minnesota
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6 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is the absolute best place for young kids. We have visited with our grandson who lives in South Dakota. We loved it so much we had to bring our granddaughters. Five hours there and we still had to bribe them to leave. There is so much to do and see. It's educational, interactive and has something for everyone. You... More 

Thank robertsV1277XN
Sioux Falls, United States
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 March 2017

The Children's Museum offers something unique for your children. Many hands on learning experiences. It was a rainy day at the local camp ground, we took our 5, 11, 13 year old boys to visit. Although it was busy, there was plenty to do and after 2 hours the kids had smiles on their faces yet!

Thank ericwJ6709PI
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful place for families with small children. There is so much "fun stuff" for the little ones to do. Simply a wonderful place.

Thank takemetouring
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

So much to see touch and do. A very hands on place. Kids are encouraged to play with whatever they like. The museum is kept clean and user friendly. A great value for the money. The food in the food court is fun and delicious

Thank ann w
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Great place for a diversion due to weather or just a great learning opportunity anytime. Lots of fun rooms filled with different experiences and lessons to be learned

Thank Jeff V
Hutchinson, Minnesota
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4 reviews
Reviewed 21 December 2016

I took my 7 year old grandson. It was cold and windy outside so we were looking for some indoor fun and a way to wear off some energy after a long car ride. We spent most of the day there and had a blast. There was plenty to do and see. His favorite was the water room. He still... More 

Thank NanaD2009
Bellevue, Nebraska
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16 reviews
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We went to the Museum during a break in hockey games. We happened to be there when Santa visited. My youngest child enjoyed meeting Santa. The kids had a great time running around the museum. One of the unique things of the museum (at least one I have not seen at other Children's Museums) is the post office where kids... More 

Thank smurfette1106
Watertown, South Dakota
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We are so fortunate to have this beautiful, fun museum so close to home. Every time we go, our toddlers discover something new. The culture area offers a new perspective. My son loves the construction area. My daughter loves playing cafe and doing the craft of the day. Of course, seeing the dinosaurs is always a hit. This museum is... More 

Thank TKtravels10
Atlanta, Georgia
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140 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I was invited to the museum as a guest of a local "regular," and couldn't be happier that I had the opportunity. Things for kids of various ages, lots of interactive experiences, and lots of engaged kids. The outdoor space is not to be missed, and the international experiences are pretty amazing too! Well done!

Thank PHXJeremy

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