Educators

Field Trips

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.

Museum Pricing

Experience an engaging, educational field trip with your students! Plan your visit by submitting your Group Request Form (PDF) to groupservices@washingtonpavilion.org.

Group Request Form (PDF)

Questions? Email groupservices@washingtonpavilion.org or call 605-367-7397 ext. 2322 or toll free 1-877-927-4728 ext. 2322

Reduced Admission

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. 

"Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation" Educator Guide 

"Back from the Brink: Saved From Extinction" Activity Guide 

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.

Access Classroom Connections Lesson Plan Resources

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.

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Washington Pavilion Teacher Circle

The Washington Pavilion Teacher Circle provides a unique professional development opportunity for regional educators in the area of STEAM integration. In addition to presentations and interactive workshops led by experts in the field, teacher participants will be given time to collaborate with other passionate educators from the region to create innovative learning experiences for students.

Teacher Circle Application and Information (PDF)

Please complete the application for the 2020 Washington Pavilion Teacher Circle by December 31, 2019.

For details regarding the Washington Pavilion Teacher Circle program, contact us

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Other Student Opportunities

Get your students involved in our annual Design Challenge or Science Fair Showcase! Both are free of charge, and it is a great opportunity to work on teamwork, critical thinking, the engineering design process and scientific method.