While many businesses are closed and events have been cancelled or postponed, some attractions and events are going virtual. Here are a few things to experience while social distancing.

1.) Children’s Museum of South Dakota 


Experience the Children’s Museum of South Dakota at home with entertaining, physical, and educational activities people can view from their living room. Watch videos in the Recipes for Play series like 5 Yoga Poses to Help Express Your Feelings and Making a Family Tree. Learn how to create with Fizzy Bubbles, Baking Prairie Breads, and Process Art with Lauren and Charles.


2.) Deadwood History 


Deadwood History hasn’t slowed down with creative Facebook Live videos and updates. Recently Deadwood Alive executive director Andy Mosher took on the stamp mill at the Adams Museum and educational director Amanda Brown gave instructions for DIY paper spinners with media arts designer Chelsie Bauer. Viewers can also peruse photographs, documents, and artifacts in its collection on the Past Perfect Online Database


3.) Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum 

Sioux Falls

Patrons can still experience the Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum on social media. See videos of Jubba the rhinoceros getting his weekly mud bath, tune in for Virtual Bookworms where they read stories and introduce viewers to zoo inhabitants like an Eastern Screech Owl, and more. 


4.) Sioux Falls Skedaddle

Sioux Falls

Complete a virtual run (13.1-mile run) for the Sioux Falls Skedaddle from April 26 through May 11 at any location and submit time online. Division winners will receive awards for normal categories. The packet pickup and swag is yet to be determined, but participants can request to pay to get them shipped. All registered recipients will also receive gift certificates or vouchers to The Cookie Jar, Coffea Roasterie, and other brunch merchants. 


5.) South Dakota Discovery Center


South Dakota Discovery Center launched the Be an Explorer series on Facebook Live every Monday through Friday from 10-10:20 a.m. The program was developed for second to fifth graders (but can apply to all ages) and aims to remotely engage children with scientific learning. The show’s host is Anne Lewis Discovery Center special projects director, and National Geographic Explorer


6.) The Journey Museum and Learning Center

Rapid City

The Journey Museum and Learning Center’s educational team is working together to bring online programming, like Lakota Counting, Glitter Germs, and a Rock Hunt. View presentations like Finding Amelia about Amelia Earhart, and stream Journey Museum’s monthly podcast, The Journey Files


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