Plan Your Visit

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Hours of Operation:

Monday – Closed

Tuesday - 10 am – 4:30 pm (9 am-10 am Members-Only)

Wednesday - 10 am – 4:30 pm (9 am-10 am Members-Only)

Thursday - 10 am – 7:00 pm (9 am-10 am Members-Only)

Friday - 10 am – 4:30 pm (9 am-10 am Members-Only)

Saturday - 10 am – 4:30 pm (9 am-10 am Members-Only)

Sunday - 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm (11 am-12 pm Members-Only)

Closed: Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day


Members: FREE

Under 12 months: FREE

Ages 1-65: $8

Seniors 65+: $6

Military: $6

Teachers: Free (Must show ID)

Click here to purchase advance admission tickets or tickets may be purchased at the front desk.


623 Pearl Street, Sioux City, IA 51101

Phone: (712) 224-2542


Main entrance and parking lot is on 7th and Water Street. Parking is free in the LaunchPAD lot. Metered parking is available on the street. Street parking is free on weekends and after 5 pm on weekdays.

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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 across the street at Prime Assisted Living on Saturdays and Sundays. 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. For the safety of children, adults are not allowed in the museum unless they are chaperoning children or being given a tour by staff.

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 refreshment 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!

For information regarding food allergens, please see our food allergen policy.