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Children's Museum of South Dakota

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

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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
ann w
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Brookings
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Brookings
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 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

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Hutchinson, Minnesota
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 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 

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Bellevue, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 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 

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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 November 2, 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 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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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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Salem, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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Thank HBGfromSD
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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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South Dakota
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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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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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