Daily Funtivities

Educational and engaging activities facilitated by our outstanding team of PLAYologists!

Just listen for the daily “Funtivity” announcements!

Funtivities are sponsored by:

The Iowa City Noon Optimist Club

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No matter what your child’s passion is, you’ll find a special program just for them where play is learning.  The Iowa Children’s Museum offers different programs for your family’s different needs.

You’ll find daily Funtivities that last ten minutes while you explore the exhibits, drop-off Day Camp programs lasting from a half-day to all week long, and outreach programs where the Museum comes to your school or group with hands-on activities to support your curriculum.

Art Adventures

Clay Play! gives all those budding artists out there an opportunity to sculpt, squish, pound and create with different types of clay.

Kinder Club

Kinder Club builds skills your 3 to 5-year-old will need as they prepare for school.  This drop-off program meets weekly during the school year.

Nature Play

Nature Play is a free outdoor program for the whole family that explores the wonderful world of nature through activities and games.

Night at the Children’s Museum

Hey kids 4-years and up! Leave mom and dad at home to join us for fun in your favorite exhibits during Night at the Children’s Museum.

STEM Family Free Night

Admission is free to all visitors from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on the last Friday of every month. Help solve a unique Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math challenge in the STEM Studio focused on problem-based learning.

Super Hero Nights

Super Hero Nights take place on the last Sunday of every month from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM and are designed especially for families with children who have special needs.