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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 set up your event at the museum, please contact us at 605-271-9500 or email. We also have all of our prices, fees, available dates, and more on our website to help make your planning process easier! Take a look at our various Wedding and Private Event pages for more information.

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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
F: (605) 271-4793

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


More than 20,000 people visit the Museum of Visual Materials each year. Many of our visitors are children and families who enjoy our free and low cost activities. 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. 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

Mother’s Day DIY Candle Holder

May 6, 2021

Salt Dough Snowman Craft

January 27, 2021

Winter Art Projects for the Kids!

January 7, 2021

Holiday Craft Trays

December 4, 2020

Fall Pinecone Hanging Decor

October 6, 2020

Paper Plate Halloween Craft

September 3, 2020