Dakota Discovery Museum family night continues with cultural theme

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Dakota Discovery Museum will host its first summer Family Night at the Museum later this month with cultural children’s activities.

Family Night at the Museum – Kids! is set for 7 p.m., Thursday, June 21, at the museum, located on the east side of campus on McGovern Avenue at Dakota Wesleyan University. There is no admission fee for the activity, but a free-will donation is accepted.

The museum opened its “Dakota Diaspora: Jews in South Dakota” and “Transfer of Memory” exhibits in May and the next family night will feature activities meant to introduce non-Jewish children to typical Jewish activities from a child’s perspective.

“Dakota Diaspora: Jews in South Dakota” and “Transfer of Memory” exhibits will be open to the public at Dakota Discovery Museum through Sept. 15 and there are several events planned at the museum between now and then.

Future events at Dakota Discovery Museum:

June 21: Family Night at the Museum – Kids!

July 4: Mitchell Municipal Band

July 19: An Evening with the Rabbi – Rabbi Mendel Alperowitz, originally of New York, founder of the Chabad Jewish Center in Sioux Falls, will give a presentation.

Aug. 16: Family Night at the Museum – presentation by Sally Abrams on “Israel and the Middle East: The Challenge of Peace.”

Sept. 5: Antisemitism – Phillis Goldstein, senior writer and researcher for Facing History and Ourselves publications, and author of “A Convenient Hatred: the History of Antisemitism, will give a presentation.