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The Museum of Visual Materials is a private event venue. Plan your next event in our historical building built in 1887!
When we are not booked for an event, we occupy the space with low cost arts & crafts classes for the community.

Classes & Curbside Crafts

Weddings & Private Events

The Museum of Visual Materials is the perfect place for weddings, corporate events, family gatherings and community events. The character of our facility will bring you the most unique and memorable event possible.

Do you need help lining up other services or would you like assistance brainstorming new and creative ideas to make your event extraordinary? Our staff will make sure all of the details are covered for you and your event.

Fridays and Saturdays are the most popular dates to book events at the Museum of Visual Materials, but we are available to rent Thursday-Sunday, except for major holidays. To check availability and to set up your event at the museum, please contact us at 605-271-9500 or email

News & Blog


The museum is located a couple blocks away from beautiful Falls Park. We are at the crossroads of 5th and Main in downtown Sioux Falls.

Our Address
500 N. Main Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
T: (605) 271-9500

Please note that we no longer offer open children play as of March 2020.

Looking for information on weddings? Check out our Weddings and Events Page - complete with available dates, rates, FAQs, and a contact form


Art classes are held at the Museum Monday - Wednesday for a fee usually of only $5 per class. Students are homeschool children, preschool age children, field trips from schools and daycares. Summer is a busy time of year with a variety of classes for kids out of school. We have adult classes seasonally and have adults in day services who have regularly schedule private classes. The Museum is a private 501(c)3 nonprofit, and your donation will help us provide a creative and inspirational space for our community to learn, play, create, and celebrate.

We accept craft item donations, listed under our Needed Craft Items section to the right (or below on mobile) and monetary donations to help us purchase craft items and keep our activities fresh and engaging.  We also have created an Amazon List of frequently needed items. You can donate online by clicking the button(s) below or you can find a printable Donation Form here.

Your donation for our general fund will support our children and family programming, activities, and classes. When you donate to the Museum, you are making an impact on children and families in our community. Thank you for helping us keep our activities free and low-cost!

From the blog

Arts, Apps, and Taps

February 23, 2024

Call for Art- Art, Apps & Taps!

February 23, 2024

3D Pumpkin Art

September 29, 2023

Call for Art 2023

March 2, 2023

Art, Apps & Taps 2023

February 17, 2023

Messy Recipes for the Kids!

January 5, 2022