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Children’s Museum of South Dakota

521 4th Street
Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-6700



Meet the Education Team


Meet Carrie Benson.


I am a big kid at heart and also the Director of Education at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota. My work is inspired by giving children a voice, exploring questions, and letting my creative side run wild. A favorite quote of mine is “nothing without joy” and I am a firm believer in laughing every day. With a playful personality, I love creating new and engaging ways for children and their grown-ups to learn through play.

Carrie Benson M.S., Director of Education | (605) 692-6700 ext. 236

Meet Jess Flint.


I am the Educator at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota. You can usually find me in one of our programming rooms or playing on the museum floor. My nickname is “Messy Jess” because I love to make messes during programming offerings. I look to the imagination of our guests to guide educational experiences within the museum. The unpredictability of what we will discover while working and playing together keeps my love of teaching alive.

Jess Flint, Educator | (605) 692-6700 ext. 237