Plan Your Visit

Looking for fun things to do in Sioux Falls? Spend the day with us! Enjoy a delicious bite to eat at The WP before you play all day in our museums with over 100 interactive exhibits in the Kirby Science Discovery Center and eight unique art galleries in the Visual Arts Center! Take a break from your museum fun and enjoy a sweet treat of gourmet ice cream at our NEW Parlour House! There is so much to explore and do. 

Daily Programming

Something New Every Day

Join us for a variety of fun activities and programs throughout our museums.

Sweetman Planetarium

Sweetman Planetarium

The Washington Pavilion is now home to one of the most advanced planetarium systems in the United States. Elevate your museum visit by adding a showing in the Wells Fargo CineDome & Sweetman Planetarium for just $5 (or $4 for members).

WOMEN: A Century of Change

“WOMEN: A Century of Change” boasts more than 100 images drawn from the National Geographic archives and reveals the lives of women from more than 30 countries from the turn of the 20th century until now. 

Feb 16 - Jun 30

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H2O Workshop

H2O Workshop

Our new immersive water experience, H2O Workshop, is a one-of-a-kind exhibit that includes interactive, colorful and educational features to help children learn about the phases of water and have fun!

The WP

The WP

Make a day of it at the Washington Pavilion by enjoying great-tasting and affordable meals at our on-site cafe, The WP.


Parlour House

Parlour House features gourmet ice cream, fresh popcorn, candy and cold beverages and is located on the 2nd floor of the Kirby Science Discovery Center.


The Washington Pavilion is located at 301 S. Main Ave. Sioux Falls, SD 57104