Kirby Science Discovery Center
www.washingtonpavilion.org

Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science
301 S. Main Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57104 United States
Phone: (605) 367-7397 ext. 2373
Fax: (605) 731-2397
e-mail:KSDC@washingtonpavilion.org



Over 80 hands-on exhibits invite you to step into the shoes of scientists, doctors and engineers. Exhibit topics include aviation and space exploration, computers, rocks and fossils, agriculture and natural resources, electricity, magnetism, and sound and light. Fly our space shuttle simulator, meet a full-size replica of a South Dakota T. Rex, dig up dinosaur bones, touch a tornado, or visit a live bee hive. Young children will have a blast in our Big Sioux Riverbanks activity area. Our facility also includes the Wells Fargo CineDome, a 172-seat theater with a 60-foot domed screen that wraps around the audience, putting you in the center of the movie's action. The CineDome shows spectacular science adventure films hourly every day.

The Kirby Science Discovery Center is part of the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Sciences, which also includes the Husby Performing Arts Center and the Visual Arts Center. The Husby Performing Arts Center features the best in music, dance, and theater from around the world. The Visual Arts Center offers six galleries of the region's best painting, sculpture and photography, including Native American art.



If approaching Sioux Falls on I-90 from the east, take I-229 south to Exit 6 (10th Street), and go west on 10th Street about 1.5 miles into downtown Sioux Falls. Turn left on Main Avenue. The Kirby Science Discovery Center, part of the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science, is located at the corner of 11th Street and Main Avenue.

If approaching Sioux Falls on I-90 from the west, take I-29 south to Exit 79 (12th Street) and go east on 12th Street about 2.5 miles into downtown Sioux Falls. Turn right onto Main Avenue. The Kirby Science Discovery Center, part of the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science, is located on the corner of 11th Street and Main Avenue.

If approaching Sioux Falls from the north or south on I-29, take exit 79 (12th Street) and go east on 12th Street about 2.5 miles into downtown Sioux Falls. Turn right on Main Avenue. The Kirby Science Discovery Center, part of the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science, is located at the corner of 11th Street and Main Avenue.


Tuesday - Thursday and Saturday 10 a.m. till 5 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. till 8 p.m., Sunday noon till 5 p.m.


Exhibits: adults $6.25, seniors (62+) $5.25, children (3-12) $4.25; CineDome films: adults $7.00, seniors $6.25, children $5.50; Exhibits & CineDome combination: adults $10.00, seniors $8.50, and children $7.50.



Through January 28, 2005, the Wells Fargo CineDome presents "Forces of Nature". From National Geographic, "Forces of Nature" takes you closer to volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and tornadoes than you'd ever want to go, except from the safety of your CineDome Theater seat! Narrated by Kevin Bacon, the film follows the adventures of three daring scientists in their quest to understand and predict powerful natural events that shape our planet. "Forces of Nature" includes scenes of a monster tornado near Aberdeen, South Dakota in June 2002.

In the Kirby Science Discovery Center, play with the power of moving air in our new hands-on traveling exhibit
"AirPlay", through January 2.