There is a building on the campus of the University of South Dakota that holds many treasures. This building is the National Music Museum. The National Music Museum showcases over 1,000 instruments. Upon entering the museum, be sure to pick up a multi- media device that will enable you to hear the sound that the instruments make and provide you with verbal presentations along with videos on how the instruments are play. Also, at the information desk is a “treasure hunt” for the children as they go through the University of South Dakota Museum. Melissa loved finding the things in this booklet and sharing the information with all of us.
The University of South Dakota National Museum contains a self-guided tour.
We spent over 3 hours listening, learning, and looking at all different types of instruments from all over the world. (A note to the Full Time RV Mom’s – This is a great Roadschooling adventure. Check out the National Music Museum web page. Look under “FAQ” tab for the “school tours” tab. Click on this tab and you will find Pre and Post worksheets to use with your visit.) The staff was very polite and the museum is very kid/family friendly. Admission to the University of South Dakota museum is FREE for children/students and $10.00 per adult. However, on Fridays admission is free for everyone.
Enter here to discover one treasure after another.
This is a Glass Armonica made in France around 1785.
Melissa and I could have stayed longer at this great treasure hidden in the southeast corner of South Dakota but everyone else was ready to leave, so, we all left on a good note.
First Published July 26, 2011