Experience Your Washington Pavilion @ Home

Experience Your Washington Pavilion @ Home

Looking for entertaining and educational activities for kids from the comfort of your home? Enjoy watching movies with a corresponding educator guide, following a step-by-step cartooning tutorial, creating make-at-home projects, watching science demonstrations and more. Join us in finding new ways to learn, connect and interact from a distance with your loved ones at home! 

Bookmark this page and continue coming back for more new demonstrations, activities and educational opportunities!

Click the YouTube video thumbnails below to learn more about exhibitions in various galleries of our Visual Arts Center with our Curator, Cody Henrichs, at your Washington Pavilion. 

Canis Latrans YouTube Video

Canis Latrans | University of South Dakota MFA
Shultz Gallery and Young Artists Gallery

Diego Rodriguez-Warner YouTube Video

Diego Rodriguez-Warner | farther from the truth
Jerstad Gallery

Ancient Alchemy YouTube Video

Ancient Alchemy
Bates Trimble Gallery

Click the YouTube video thumbnails below to learn about acting tactics and choreography you can do at home with our Dakota Academy of Performing Arts Program Coordinator, Debbi, in the Belbas Theater at your Washington Pavilion. 

Acting Tactics

Acting Tactics

One Word at a Time Story

One Word at a Time Story

Simple Dance Choreography

Simple Dance Choreography

Click the YouTube video thumbnails below to learn about how to create fun art projects at home with Miss Mercedes in the Carver Classroom at your Washington Pavilion. 

Junk Mail Art Project

Junk Mail Art Project #1

Junk Mail Art Project 2

Junk Mail Art Project #2

Paper Art Project

Paper Art Project

Marker Art Project

Marker Art Project

Click the YouTube video thumbnails below to watch cartooning classes in the Raven Children's Studio in the Visual Arts Center at your Washington Pavilion. 

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Face Cartooning Class

Batman Cartooning Class

Batman Cartooning Class

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Wonder Woman Cartooning Class

Grasshopper YouTube Thumbnail

Grasshopper Cartooning Class

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Monster Cartooning Class

Click the YouTube video thumbnails below to watch science demonstrations in the Jack's Imagination Lab in the Kirby Science Discovery Center at your Washington Pavilion. 

Color YouTube

Volcano Science Demonstration

Color YouTube

Memory Science Demonstration

Color YouTube

Color Science Demonstration

Color YouTube

Fizzy Science Demonstration

Click the YouTube video thumbnails below to watch science demonstrations at Avera Stage Science in the Kirby Science Discovery Center at your Washington Pavilion. 

Bang Science Demonstration

Bang Science Demonstration

Bounce Science Demonstration

Bounce Science Demonstration

Fizz Science Demonstration

Fizz Science Demonstration

Pop Science Demonstration

Pop Science Demonstration

Smash Science Demonstration

Smash Science Demonstration

Make-at-Home Projects

Here are some fun projects and activities that you can make yourself at home!

Cleaning Chemistry

English Instructions (PDF)

Instrucciones en español (PDF)

Magic Milk

English Instructions (PDF)

Instrucciones en español (PDF)

Rainbow Crow

English Instructions (PDF)

Instrucciones en español (PDF)

Swimming Raisins

English Instructions (PDF)

Instrucciones en español (PDF)

Make-at-Home Recipes

"The Best" Homemade Play Dough

Download Lab Report (PDF)

Bubbling Slime

Download Lab Report (PDF)

Cloud Dough

Download Lab Report (PDF)

Elephant Toothpaste

Download Lab Report (PDF)

Fluffy Slime

Download Lab Report (PDF)

Messy Science Gloop!

Download Lab Report (PDF)

Rubbery Goop

Download Lab Report (PDF)

Sand Foam

Download Lab Report (PDF)

Soapy Slime

Download Lab Report (PDF)

Radley Rex Coloring Sheet

Color and play with Radley Rex at home! Download our activity sheet, print it and grab your favorite coloring utensils. 

Radley Rex

Download (PDF)

Radley Rex Coloring Book

Radley Rex

Download (PDF)

Sanford fit is a health activation program from Sanford Health – sponsor of our Kirby Science Discovery Center’s fitZone – developed to empower children and parents to make healthy lifestyle choices that help prevent childhood obesity. Anyone can use these free, online educational resources at home! Discover hundreds of lessons, slide shows, printables, videos, activities and tips for keeping kids active and healthy.

fitBoost: Try out these fun moves to enhance physical fitness and mental alertness.

fitFlow: Yoga is a great way to recharge, add movement and practice mindfulness anytime throughout the day.

Virtual Classroom Lessons: Being fit is more than just eating right and exercising. It’s understanding what influences our choices. Our program is grounded on four pillars essential to building awareness of healthy lifestyle choices, guiding decision making and improving self-management skills.

Free Educational & Physical Activity Videos: You can use these videos at home or on the go! Try the snack quiz or the workout video.

Travel on a cross-country journey listening to the musical heritage of America, dive under the sea to explore coral reefs, dolphins and humpback whales, learn more about engineers and artists and more from the comfort of your home with these educational movies! After the movie, dive into deeper conversation with corresponding educator guides. 

America's Musical Journey

A cross-country journey celebrating the unique diversity of America's musical heritage.

Available for streaming on: YouTube (free) (as well as Apple TV and GoUSA TV via Roku)

An educator guide is also available. 

Coral Reef Adventure

Two filmmakers travel the world documenting the planet's coral reefs and the creatures that call them home.

Available for streaming on: Amazon Prime

An educator guide (PDF) is also available. 

Dolphins

A playful, up-close look at the dolphins of Alaska, Patagonia and the Bahamas. 

Available for streaming on: Amazon Prime

An educator guide is also available. 

Dream Big 

This inspiring celebration of innovations big and small and the amazing engineers behind them will change how you think about engineering. 

Available for streaming on: Vimeo on Demand

An educator guide and educational videos are also available.  

Humpback Whales

A journey into the mysterious world of one of nature's most awe-inspiring marine mammals.

Available for streaming on: Vimeo on Demand

An educator guide and educational videos are also available.   

National Parks Adventure

The ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation's untamed wilderness in places like Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon and many more.

Available for streaming on: Vimeo on Demand

An educator guide and educational videos are also available. 

The Living Sea

Celebrates the beauty and wonder of the ocean as it explores our relationship with this complex and fragile environment.

Available for streaming on: Amazon Prime

Van Gogh: Brush with Genius 

A moving look at the artist's journey from the time of his first canvases at age 27 to his death 9 years later - a period during which he painted more than 900 paintings.

Available for streaming on: Amazon Prime  
 

South Dakota Department of Tourism

South Dakota-themed online activities and lessons for kids

Association of Science and Technology Centers Educational Resources

Thank you to our Association of Science and Technology Centers partnership, we're happy to share these additional fun learning opportunities below:

STEM Activity Sessions

  • Asheville Museum of Science (Asheville, North Carolina, United States|FacebookTwitter ) is delivering daily doses of play in a new digital way, the museum shares simple STEM-activity sessions for learning at home.

Daily Do-it-Yourself Science Activities

100 Ways to Play and Beyond the Chalkboard

Live Wildlife Webcams

  • California Academy of Sciences (San Francisco, California, United States |FacebookTwitter ) has Academy @ Home, with live webcams that let you virtually frolic with the penguins, plunge into the Philippine Coral Reef, or marvel at the stormy Farallon Islands from afar; watch videos highlighting the latest discoveries and scientific breakthroughs; explore Flipside Science, an upbeat, engaging video series hosted by youth volunteers; try engaging, STEM-friendly activities; and much more.

Build a Creativity Toolbox

At-Home Science Experiment Challenge

STEM Curriculum, Programming, Games and More

  • Great Lakes Science Center (Cleveland, Ohio, United States|FacebookTwitter ) is supporting families and educators with a new web-based series of STEM curriculum and programming. Every weekday, the science center will post new content to its YouTube channel, including experiments that can bed done at home, exclusive content filmed at the science center, quizzes, games, and more.

Science Demonstrations

Yoga in the Galleries

Home Experiments, Videos, Reading, Games and More

MoMath Mini Camps

Virtual Telescope Exploration

Understanding the Science of COVID-19

The Smithsonian Learning Lab

  • Smithsonian Institution (Washington, D.C., United States|FacebookTwitter ) gives access to millions of digital resources from across the Smithsonian’s museums, research centers, libraries, archives, and more. The Smithsonian Learning Lab has pre-packaged collections that contain lessons, activities, and recommended resources made by Smithsonian educators as well as thousands of classroom teachers like you.

Turtle Bay TV 

Museum Lesson Plans Curated by Wilkening Consulting

Thank you to Wilkening Consulting for curating this collection of resources. We're happy to share these additional fun learning opportunities below:

American History

American Indian or Native American (museum or focus)

Animals

​​Art

Children's Museums/Early Childhood

General

Literature (Children's in particular)

Natural History

Nature

Science 

Other Resources

Professional actors reading notable children's books

Source: Storyline Online

Stories, Videos and at Home Activities for Learning

Source: Scholastic Learn at Home

Inspire your students with videos, games and activities aligned to state and national standards

Source: PBS Learning Media

Original interactive activities, books, animated videos, games and creative lessons captivate children’s attention.

App-based

Source: Khan Academy Kids

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AARP South Dakota