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

  • Chair, Darcie Yamada
    Integrated Community Therapists • Iowa City
  • Chair-Elect, Nate Etten
    Van Meter • Cedar Rapids
  • Treasurer, Chad Brandmeyer
    ClickStop • Urbana
  • Secretary, Nancy Pacha
    Iowa City Community Schools, retired • Iowa City
  • Kingsley Botchway
    Waterloo Community Schools • Waterloo
  • Tim Carty
    ICR Iowa • Iowa City/Cedar Rapids Corridor
  • Jerome Edwards
    Iowa Realty • Iowa City
  • Pam Ehly
    Iowa City Community Schools, retired • Iowa City
  • Mick Fletcher
    Two Rivers Bank & Trust • Coralville
  • Kari Hawkins
    University of Iowa Community Credit Union • North Liberty
  • Raquisha Harrington
    Iowa City Parks & Rec • Iowa City
  • Kelly Henrichs
    Panchero’s • Coralville
  • Chas Hughes
    Rockwell Collins • Coralville
  • Laura Kivlinghan
    Sculpt • Iowa City
  • John Martinek
    McDonough Structures • Iowa City
  • Stacey McGurk
    Converge Consulting • Cedar Rapids
  • Brian Meyer
    SERVEPRO • Iowa City
  • Matt Seberger
    General Mills • Cedar Rapids
  • 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 2016 990 Form

The Iowa Children’s Museum’s 2015 990 Form

The Iowa Children’s Museum’s 2014 990 Form

Awards & Recognition

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