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Washington Pavilion

Opens in 12 min: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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A great place for kids!!

You could spend hours in this place. We ran out of time, but plan on going back soon!! So many... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ewing, Nebraska
Washington Pavilion

I love to visit the washington pavillion for events and learning. My grandson is even kept... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Sioux Falls, SD, United States
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The mission of the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science is to educate, entertain, inspire, and enrich the community by making arts and science part of our lives. Our vision is to be the region’s premier arts and cultural institution and a...more
Opens in 12 min
Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
301 S Main Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104-6311
+1 605-367-7397
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You could spend hours in this place. We ran out of time, but plan on going back soon!! So many levels of amazing things.

Thank 1952pat
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I love to visit the washington pavillion for events and learning. My grandson is even kept entertained!

Thank douglassG6302HM
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

We came here after visiting the falls and wanted to spend sometime inside. The exhibits were fun for the kids. They enjoyed the space experience and the animal on the second level. The staff we interacted with was excellent. We even walked by the reptiles...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I went there yesterday on Sunday. Very friendly informative staff at the ticket area. We headed for the art gallery first. My daughter liked the area where you dropped the little colored balls into vials near the paintings representing what emotion each...More

Thank Tami S
WashingtonPavilion, Digital Marketing Specialist at Washington Pavilion, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Hi Tami – we’re so happy you enjoyed your visit to our Visual Arts Center, Kirby Science Discovery Center and Wells Fargo CineDome at the Washington Pavilion! We apologize for your experience upon entering the Visual Arts Center. Your feedback has been forwarded to upper...More

Reviewed 9 July 2018

We were there for a wedding reception; but I picked up an event book showing numerous plays and concerts. It would be a special experience to be able to see a play or concert there.

Thank Pete P
Reviewed 14 June 2018

We were visiting Sioux Falls and found this place because it is listed as the starting point for the Sculpture walk held every year in the downtown. Inside there are exhibition halls, auditoriums, a natural and science museum and a fil theatre showing family friendly...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

We visited with 2 young children under the age of 4. A variety of activities are available: water table, padded play area, coloring station, black light glow area, etc. Each level has a host of activities. Adult tickets are about $14 a person. They are...More

Thank Shylock34
Reviewed 21 May 2018

We were not sure what to expect when we walked in, but there were lots of kids activities the day we were there. We'd love to return and see some live theater another time.

Thank Montanahens
Reviewed 30 April 2018

If you're looking to see some gallery shows, the Pavilion offers several museum-quality art galleries that are a must see for the visiting art lover.

Thank Walter T
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

This review is only for their Science Center since I haven't been to any of the other activities. My six year old loves going there to interact with all of their fun educational displays. Take advantage of their special free admission on the first Friday...More

1  Thank Tami S
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Karissa F
3 April 2017|
Response from Beth B | Reviewed this property |
The pavillion is a concert hall, so it would depend on the performance attended. You'd have to look at specific concert sales.
Anne C
14 July 2015|
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Response from Rhonda G | Reviewed this property |
I think any age would enjoy. Downtown buildings themselves are amazing. Also the Falls area is great for all ages and your boys would love it!
13 May 2015|
Response from WashingtonPavilion | Property representative |
Hi there! Unfortunately, our Visual Arts Center and Kirby Science Discovery Center close at 5 p.m. today. However, if you are swinging by Sioux Falls on your way back, we would definitely encourage you to check out the... More