Toot! Toot! Yes, we do like to toot our own horn.
The Children's Museum of South Dakota has received the following awards and accolades:
September: The City of Brookings celebrates Sept. 12 as "Children's Museum of South Dakota Day"
June: Featured by Google in 2016 Annual Report
May: Named "Best of the Midwest" by Midwest Living Magazine
April: Named 'Facility of the Year' by Brookings CVB
March: Recognized as participant in Breastfeeding Friendly Business initiative
February: Great Service Star Award awarded by Department of Tourism
January: Receive 'Excellence in Tourism Innovation Award' from South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard and South Dakota Tourism Dept.
November: Take spot on list of "50 Midwest Museums We Love" by Midwest Living Magazine
September: The State of South Dakota names Sept. 12, 2015 "Children's Museum of South Dakota Day" throughout the state
August: Highlighted on family travel website, www.RoadTripsforFamilies.com
August: The City of Brookings names each Sept. 12 to be "Children's Museum of South Dakota Day" in Brookings, SD
July: Recognized by the Alliant Group as one of "Eight Enchanting LEED Certified Buildings in the US"
June: Recognized by Kiwi Magazine as one of "Six Green Children's Museums to Visit"
May: Museum Welcomes Half Millionth Guest
May: Awarded Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor based on 5 star rating by reviewers
April: The Children's Museum of South Dakota is included in Midwest Living's "Best of the Midwest Travel Edition"
April: Brookings, SD is listed as a "Best Under the Radar" vacation destination - highlighting the Museum - by www.VacationIdea.com
March: PrairiePlay.org receives a Silver ADDY
February: Great Service Star Award awarded by the Department of Tourism
January: PrairiePlay.org receives ADDY nomination
July: "Must See Attraction" in South Dakota as recognized by the Travel Channel
May: Recognized by Midwest Living magazine's special "Best of the Midwest Travel" publication
April: The Children’s Museum of South Dakota included in Midwest Living’s “Best of the Midwest Travel Edition”
Jan: Great Service Star Award awarded by the South Dakota Department of Tourism
Prestigious LEED® Green Building Silver Certification >>
National ‘Buildy Award’ – Presented by the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums honoring Recent Outstanding Museum Projects >>
Great Service Star Award
Children’s Museum of South Dakota featured in the Chicago Tribune as a ‘must see museum’ >>
CMSD featured in Midwest Living Magazine’s ‘Top 25 New Places’ >>
Mayor’s Award for Historic Preservation >>
A.B.L.E. Award (Ability, Belief, Leadership and Equality to Achieve Access For All) >>
The Children’s Museum of South Dakota and Banner Associates awarded the ACEC National Recognition Award for Engineering Excellence for Structural Design. >>
The Children’s Museum of South Dakota awarded the Honor Award by the American Society of Landscape Architects, Great Plains Region
Banner Associates and the Children’s Museum of South Dakota Take Home South Dakota ACEC 2010 Grand Award of Excellence >>