Awards & Recognition

2019 Award Winner

presented by Locals Love Us

#1 in Family Fun

#3 in Tourist Attractions

2018 Nonprofit of the Year

presented by Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce

2018 Award Winner 

presented by Locals Love Us

for Children & Family Fun and Tourist Attractions

2017 Award Winner 

presented by Locals Love Us

for Children & Family Fun and Tourist Attractions

2012 Best of Area Award 

presented by the Iowa City Press-Citizen

for Best Place for a Kids Birthday Party

2011 Best of Area Award 

presented by the Iowa City Press-Citizen

for Best Place for a Kids Birthday Party

2010 Best of Area Award 

presented by the Iowa City Press-Citizen

for Best Place for a Kids Birthday Party

2010 Nonprofit Innovation Award 

presented by Corridor Business Journal

for Take Flight! the science of aviation

2009 Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance ICKY Award

for Reaching Out Collaboration Award between ICCA Members and Non-members

for Take Flight! the science of aviation, with NASA, Rockwell Collins, University of Iowa, and Integrated DNA Technologies

2009 Attraction of the Year Award 

presented by the Iowa City Coralville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

2009 Economic Development Award 

presented by Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce

2009 Best of Area Award 

presented by the Iowa City Press Citizen

for Best Place to Take Kids On a Rainy Day

2009 Best of Area Award 

presented by the Iowa City Press-Citizen

for Best Place for a Kids Birthday Party

2007 Nonprofit Innovation Award 

presented by Corridor Business Journal

for Indonesia Land of Diversity Exhibit

2007 Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance ICKY Award 

for Children’s Programming

for Indonesia Land of Diversity Exhibit

2006 Growing Strong Award 

presented by the Girl Scouts

2006 Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance ICKY Award 

for Innovative Collaboration between ICCA members

for Suessical the Musical

2004 Attraction of the Year Award 

presented by the Iowa City Coralville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

1997 Innovative Business Award 

presented by the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce

A Little About Us

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Mission

The mission of The Iowa Children’s Museum is to inspire every child to imagine, create, discover and explore through the Power of Play!

Board of Directors

  • Nate Etten, Chair
    Van Meter • Cedar Rapids
  • Kari Hawkins, Chair-Elect
    GreenState Credit Union • North Liberty
  • Darcie Yamada, Past Chair
    Integrated Community Therapists • Iowa City
  • Chad Brandmeyer, Treasurer
    ClickStop • Urbana
  • Pam Ehly, Secretary
    Iowa City Community Schools, retired • Iowa City
  • Tim Carty
    ICR Iowa • Iowa City/Cedar Rapids Corridor
  • Jerome Edwards
    Pinnacle Realty • Cedar Rapids
  • Mick Fletcher
    Two Rivers Bank & Trust • Coralville
  • Charlie Goetzinger
    Iowa BIG • Cedar Rapids
  • RaQuishia Harrington
    Iowa City Parks & Rec • Iowa City
  • Kelly Henrich
    Panchero’s • Coralville
  • Chas Hughes
    Rockwell Collins • Coralville
  • Laura Kivlighan
    Sculpt • Iowa City
  • Jackie Kleppe
    University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics • Iowa City
  • Nick Mahon
    RSM (McGladrey)
  • John Martinek
    McDonough Structures • Iowa City
  • Stacey McGurk
    Converge Consulting • Cedar Rapids
  • Brian Meyer
    SERVPRO • Iowa City
  • John Ooms
    General Mills • Cedar Rapids
  • Nancy Pacha
    Iowa City Community Schools, retired • Iowa City
  • Kristen Shaffer
    Shuttleworth & Ingersoll • Iowa City
  • Bob Untiedt
    Orpheum Theater • Marshalltown
  • Dan Wegman
    AW Welt Insurance • Iowa City

ICM Volunteer Guild

  • Heather Hora
  • Kate Ahn
  • Leslie Austen
  • Katie Berry
  • Lindsey Gorzelanny
  • Kristen Green
  • Allison Kriegal
  • Jenny Langdon
  • Lindsey Litton
  • Meghann Litton
  • Abby Parker
  • Brett Watson


ICM Advisory Board

  • Sheila Boyd
  • Terry Trimpe
  • Herb Wilson

990 Forms

The Iowa Children’s Museum’s 2018 990 Form

The Iowa Children’s Museum’s 2017 990 Form

The Iowa Children’s Museum’s 2016 990 Form