The Washington Pavilion is the perfect destination for your next field trip! Numerous engaging and inspiring science exhibits, performances, art and science programs and large format films will help supplement your curriculum and fulfill content standards.
Enjoy reviewing our Field Trip Planning Guide below for all of the educational and fun options for your next field trip to the Washington Pavilion!
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To help schools and organizations that serve low income children visit the Kirby Science Discovery Center, the Children's Visit Fund of the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation was established by the Kirby Family, Dr. John Harris and many other donors. To qualify, schools or youth-serving organizations must have at least 20% of their children eligible for free or reduced-price lunches through the federal school lunch program. Funds are limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
Bus Transportation Support
Available to groups coming for the Museum Experience with 40% or more of their students on free or reduced lunch. Support is available for up to $100 per bus reimbursement. Transportation support is available for trips scheduled for the months of September-March. Transportation funds are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Enjoy larger-than-life, immersive films at the Wells Fargo CineDome
- Educate and entertain young minds through a science demonstration at Avera Stage Science.
- Empower out-of-the-box thinking and creativity with a Pavilion On-the-Go STEM Discovery Lab or Art Smart Lab (PDF) - at the Pavilion or your school.
- Engage in live theatre presented by the Dakota Academy of Performing Arts.
Access lesson plan resources to connect the Washington Pavilion to your classroom. Complete activities prior to your field trip, bring some of the materials with you for enhanced curriculum connections while at the museum or use these lessons as a follow-up once you have returned to your school.
Off the Fridge
The Washington Pavilion invites your school to be a part of the Off the Fridge program. Off the Fridge provides an opportunity for your students to exhibit their one-of-a-kind masterpieces in the 2nd floor lobby of the Washington Pavilion for approximately one month.
Other Student Opportunities
Get your students involved in our annual Design Challenge, free of charge, and it is a great opportunity to work on teamwork, critical thinking, the engineering design process and scientific method.