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Children's Museum of South Dakota

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Address: 521 4th Street, Brookings, SD 57006
Phone Number: +1 605-692-6700
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
TKtravels10
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Watertown, South Dakota
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Watertown, South Dakota
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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131 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 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!

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Thank PHXJeremy
Salem, South Dakota
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Took neices and nephews, and have talked to many that have been there a lot! Good place for kids 3 or 4 and up. Tons of activities inside and out. Don't miss out of the Momma T-Rex, especially when she is decked out in her SDSU jersey!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

On our quick trip to Brookings, we had to make sure we spent time at the museum. We have visited a couple of times over the past few years and I'm always impressed. The grocery store center is one of the best I've seen and is kept very clean. The kids love the restaurant center and weather center (where they... More 

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Thank Molly N
South Dakota
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64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

This is one of our Children's favorite places to visit. Each room has a unique theme that allows children hands-on experiences of play and social engagement. Even little ones have a 'soft' room to themselves. Each room also has books to match the theme for those that may have some social anxiety. The Cafe has wonderful dining options, even for... More 

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

With a 4 year old and an 18 month old - this place keeps them both entertained. They love the huge animatronic T-Rex in the back park and love fishing in the pond. The dancing water is a hit - warning to first-time visitors - bring an extra set of clothes. The inside exhibits are amazing and help the kids... More 

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Thank cinderella4282
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

We stopped here on the way to the Black Hills and our 7 year old and 3 year old totally enjoyed themselves. I think every town should have a place like this.

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Thank 507lynettee
MN
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

My son has been here 3-4 times and always loved it. Today's trip was probably his least impressive visit. Multiple features were out of order or just plain missing stuff. They did have one cool new display with wind tunnels, so that was neat. What I am assuming is one of the most popular attractions, the water room, was seriously... More 

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Thank Rachel I
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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73 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

This is a really great place for families with children, which is the main focus. Many interactive, educational exhibits. Staff is friendly and the price is reasonable. In my opinion, not very entertaining for children over 11.

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Thank KSTravers
Arlington, South Dakota, United States
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

Anyone with a little person needs to make a stop at this museum. Every child in the place is lit up when visiting. There is so much to do and experience!

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