Closed Until Further Notice (updated 3/27/2020)

With the safety and well-being of our community in mind, The Iowa Children’s Museum team has made the difficult decision to extend our temporary closure. Our doors will remain closed until further notice. As advocates for children and families, we can only fulfill our mission if we help keep our community healthy.

We continue to evaluate the quickly evolving situation related to the novel coronavirus and look forward to announcing our plans to re-open! Until then, please continue to check our website and social media for the latest updates.

Your support during this uncertain time means the world to us. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on the generosity of our community to keep our mission alive. If you are able, please consider supporting The Iowa Children’s Museum however you can!

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Temporary Closure of The Iowa Children’s Museum (updated 3/15/20)

To help address growing public health concerns regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), The Iowa Children’s Museum will close to the public beginning tomorrow, Monday, March 16 and will remain closed through at least March 30, 2020. All programming, camps and events at the museum during this time will be rescheduled or cancelled.

There has been no known exposure to individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 in the museum or amongst our guests or staff. This decision was made to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and to contribute to the health and well-being of our community.   

Thank you for your understanding and patience during this unprecedented and quickly-changing public health crisis. We did not take the decision to close lightly; we know this closure will disrupt the plans of many friends of The ICM. We will reach out as soon as possible to reschedule or issue refunds for Spring Break camps, birthday parties, and other events pre-scheduled for our space during the closure period.

As a privately-funded non profit organization, The Iowa Children’s Museum relies on the generosity of our community. We are grateful for your ongoing support, as well as your memberships and contributions, that will help to sustain our organization during this challenging time.

We look forward to playing again when we re-open. Museum leadership will continue to monitor the quickly evolving situation and will re-evaluate this decision on a weekly basis. Be well, and take care of one another!


Jeff Capps

Executive Director

The Iowa Children’s Museum