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Washington Pavilion

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Address: 301 S Main Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104-6311
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+1 605-367-7397
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun 11:30 - 20:00
Mon - Wed 09:30 - 17:00
Thu - Sat 09:30 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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About UsThe mission of the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science is to...

About UsThe 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 national model for multifaceted, community-based institutions.The Washington Pavilion is the region’s home for the arts, entertainment and science. Located in a beautifully renovated historic building in downtown Sioux Falls, it is one of only a few facilities in the world to bring together under one roof the performing arts, visual arts, interactive science and educational opportunities.The Washington Pavilion makes art and science part of the daily lives of thousands of people with programming from Broadway tours to intimate chamber recitals in two state-of-the-art theaters in the Husby Performing Arts Center ; more than 100 hands-on interactive science exhibits and the newly renovated Wells Fargo CineDome in the Kirby Science Discovery Center; and regional and national exhibits ranging from noted South Dakota artists to Andy Warhol in the Visual Arts Center.The Washington Pavilion serves the community through several other important initiatives:• On the first Friday of every month, the Pavilion opens its doors free-of-charge, welcoming more than 8,000 guests throughout the year.• The Community Learning Center provides educational opportunities for all ages with a broad range of engaging arts and science classes, workshops and internships, and no-cost art experiences for at-risk youth and underserved populations weekly during the school year at multiple venues.• The Graham Academy Preschool offers a unique educational setting for ages 3–5 with need-based scholarships available.• The Dakota Academy of Performing Arts prepares adolescents and young adults students for professional-level music and theater performances.• The Events Department provides individuals, groups and businesses with affordable, one-of-a-kind space and services for weddings, conferences, meetings and social gatherings.• The Pavilion is also home to several cultural partners, including the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra , Junior League of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Society , and South Dakota Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Pavilion is the future site of the South Dakota African American History Museum.With the vast array of high quality programming and educational activities available at the Washington Pavilion, people of all ages and walks of life can rely upon the organization to entertain, inspire, educate and enrich. There is, indeed, something for everyone here.

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Matilda show

We sat 15 rows up on Mezz left, 2nd level. Tickets for show vary but ours were $50/per after fees and for Matilda show. The view in Mezz level left was really good. Sound and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We sat 15 rows up on Mezz left, 2nd level. Tickets for show vary but ours were $50/per after fees and for Matilda show. The view in Mezz level left was really good. Sound and lighting was good too. Depending on the show, there may/may not be a merchandise table. You can buy drinks: soda, wine, water, beer. Snacks were... More 

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South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have gone to several of the SD Symphony performances at the Pavilion. The building is very nice outside & inside and well laid out. Bathrooms are clean. The services provided at the events seem professionally run. Always an enjoyable visit.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We LOVED the Kirby Science Center! Such a kid friendly environment. Different floors offer different activities to keep the kids busy for hours. The rock wall was great! We also all loved watching a movie in the Cine Dome. That was a very cool experience!

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Colton, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to the pavilion for everything from the science center to a magic show and have never had a bad experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited for the Ben Folds/SD Symphony orchestra concert on 2/12/17. Beautiful building, a really wonderful location. There were displays to see before the show, and nice restrooms.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Variety of venues to visit in this building. SD Music Hall of Fame, Science Center, Art Gallery, Old Fashion School Room, Concert Hall, Cinedome for movies. Our Grandchildren love to visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

This was the first time I've been to a performance here. Ushers helpful and very clean. It doesn't look like there is a bad seat. Parking in the ramp across the street was very convenient.

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Sioux Falls
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Great show and a great facility!! Really doesn't matter where you sit for a show or performance all the seating is good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

the convention center was convenient and easily navigated. the meal was good. the space display was amazing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

we were there to watch my son perform in honor choir. we enjoyed it and the seats were comfortable. had a good time.

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