Plan Your Visit
LaunchPAD is located in the historic Pearl Street District in downtown Sioux City. We are located on the corner of Pearl and 7th Streets, in the location of the old Hoak Motors building, a couple blocks north of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
- From I-29 (Nebraska Street exit): Take Nebraska Street, heading north. Take a left on 6th Street, followed by a right on Pearl. The museum will be on your left. Parking is on the west side of the building, accessible from Water Street. (Free parking is available in our lot, but it will fill up on busy days. Parking alternatives are metered street parking or the parking ramp two blocks south of the museum at 5th and Pearl Streets. Both the meters and ramp parking are free on Saturday and Sunday.)
- From I-29 (Wesley Parkway exit): Head north on Wesley Parkway, take a right at 5th Street. Take a left on Pearl Street and our building is on the left.
- From I-29 (Hamilton Blvd. exit): Take Hamilton Blvd. north, followed by a right turn on 3rd Street. Follow 3rd Street to 5th Street. Take a left on Pearl Street and our building is on the left. Parking is on the west side of the building, accessible from Water Street.
10 Tips to a Successful LaunchPAD Visit
Tip 1: Free parking is available in LaunchPAD Children’s Museum parking lot at the corner of 7th and Water Streets. Free overflow parking is located north at Prime Assisted Living. Metered parking is free in downtown Sioux City on weekends only. Use of other parking spaces south of our parking lot is prohibited. Violators will be towed at the car owner’s expense.
Tip 2: The museum, parking lot and the entire grounds are smoke-free (including e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco).
Tip 3: Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Likewise, adults can enter the museum only with a child or a staff member.
Tip 4: Members should have their government-issued photo identification ready for check-in.
Tip 5: Have fun and help us avoid breakdowns by refraining from using excessive force with the exhibits. If something does not seem to be working properly, please inform a member of the LaunchPAD staff.
Tip 6: Let the wind blow – use only scarves or red balls at the Scarf Shooter Exhibit. Other objects including paper will jam the shooter.
Tip 7: Food and drinks are not allowed outside the vending area.
Tip 8: Lockers are available for rental.
Tip 9: Free Wi-Fi is available during hours of operation. See guest services desk for password.
Tip 10: A private nursing area is located in the girl’s restroom.
Following these easy tips will help us better serve the Siouxland community!