September 6, 2018

Sioux Falls, SD - Today the Washington Pavilion introduced a fun, interactive dinosaur character named Radley Rex™. 

“With the generous funding and support from the David B. Jones Foundation, the organization is able to bring this character to life through a fun children’s coloring book and a mascot,” said Darrin Smith, Washington Pavilion President and CEO. “Additionally, several programs are planned for using Radley Rex to serve the organization’s mission to inspire, educate, entertain and enrich the region by creating opportunities for all to explore and experience the arts and science.”

Adam Prunty is the artist who illustrated Radley Rex, and Barb and Kyle Wigg are the authors of the coloring book titled “Radley Rex Explores the Washington Pavilion.” These individuals have been key partners to the Washington Pavilion, helping to develop and shape Radley Rex.

Radley Rex will be incorporated into weekly programming, will be found in the Pavilion’s museums—the Kirby Science Discovery Center and Visual Arts Center—as well as in the lobby at some of the Pavilion’s performances and special events. The coloring books will be distributed and used with children whenever Radley makes a public appearance. 

One of Radley Rex’s first public mascot appearances will be at the Washington Pavilion’s 55th annual Sidewalk Arts Festival on Saturday, September 8. Radley will be greeting people and taking photos at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

For more information, go online at washingtonpavilion.org/radleyrex or call the Box Office at (605) 367-6000. 

About David B. Jones Foundation
The David B. Jones Foundation was established in May 1998 to make grants to domestic 501 (c)(3) organizations in furtherance of educational, research, and charitable activities working in the science of paleontology who primarily promote those activities within the United States of America. Learn more at http://www.dbjonesfoundation.org

About the Washington Pavilion
The Washington Pavilion is the region’s home for the arts, entertainment and science. Located in a beautifully renovated historic building in downtown Sioux Falls, it is one of only a few facilities in the world to bring together under one roof the performing arts, visual arts and interactive science. The vast array of high quality programming and educational activities available through the Husby Performing Arts Center, Kirby Science Discovery Center, Visual Arts Center and the Community Learning Center ensures that people of all ages and walks of life can rely upon the Washington Pavilion to inspire, educate, entertain and enrich. There is, indeed, something for everyone here. For information about our programs, please call (605) 367-7397 or, (toll free) at 1-877-Wash Pav or visit our website at www.washingtonpavilion.org.