Children's Museum of South Dakota

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Children's Museum of South Dakota
Front entrance of the Children's Museum of South Dakota.jpg
Children's Museum of South Dakota is located in South Dakota
Children's Museum of South Dakota
Location within South Dakota
Established2010
Location521 4th St,
Brookings, South Dakota, U.S.
Coordinates44°18′34″N 96°47′47″W / 44.3094°N 96.7963°W / 44.3094; -96.7963
DirectorKate Trieber
WebsiteThe Children's Museum of South Dakota

The Children's Museum of South Dakota is a children's museum located in Brookings, South Dakota. Founded in 2010 in a renovated Brookings elementary school, The Children's Museum of South Dakota's 44,000[1] square foot building contains over 5,000 "loose parts[2]," and is supported by both an outdoor playground and a cafeteria, Café Coteau. It includes several year-round play areas, as well as "Mama," one of the only full-size permanent, animatronic T. rex specimens in the United States[3], and an interactive "stickwork" installation by Patrick Dougherty called Tangle Town.

The Children's Museum of South Dakota is a non-profit organization[4], managed and supported through an endowment from The Dale and Pat Larson family foundation. The museum sees more than 100,000 visitors annually[5].

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schwan, Jody (2014). "Children's Museum offers inquiry-based fun", Sioux Falls Business Journal
  2. ^ "Google Economic Impact | state detail: South Dakota – Google". economicimpact.google.com. Retrieved 2019-05-30.
  3. ^ "Mama gets a makeover", The Brookings Register
  4. ^ Atyeo, J.L. (2014). "New exhibits key to attracting visitors at children's museums", Argus Leader
  5. ^ "Google Economic Impact | state detail: South Dakota – Google". economicimpact.google.com. Retrieved 2019-05-30.