Bringing the Play to You

You can play anywhere! Below are ideas to play at home, in nature, and anywhere else outside the walls of The Iowa Children’s Museum. Check back often for new ways to play and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for even more ideas!

Fall 2022 Events

We have so much fun in store this summer! Come find us at these FREE community events.

  • 10/7: SodaFest at Northside Oktoberfest (11 am – 3 pm)
  • 10/21: Iowa City Parks & Recreation Halloween Carnival (4 – 7:30 p.m.)
  • 10/28: North Liberty Library Trunk or Treat (10:30-11:30 am)
  • 11/5: Jack SPLAT! at Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp (9:30 – 11 am)

Want to bring The ICM to your organization or event? Fill out our Outreach Programs form!

Summer Outreach Sponsors

Play Packs

There’s no better way to keep your child engaged and having fun at home than a Play Pack from The Iowa Children’s Museum! These kits provide everything you need to make hands-on learning fun.

Eye See ‘Em

What can you find?! Constructed from reused materials and found objects, each Eye See ‘Em Monster is a free-standing installment in this public art and eye spy experience!

More At-Home Fun

Nature Play

Explore your world! Download adventure plans that get the whole family involved in scientific exploration and observation.

Coloring & Activity Pages

Turtle Talk

Virtual STEM Family Free Night

Let’s learn about science, technology, engineering, and math! These virtual STEM Family Free Night activities make learning at home easy and fun.

Interactive Virtual Tour

Build Your Own Skatepark

Activity Channels

When you’re looking for fun activities at home, check out the playlists on our YouTube channel. New videos are added all the time, so check back often!

At Home Activities

Check out activities that can be completed with a few basic household items.

Art Club

Turn your craft dials up to 11. Let’s make some art!

Kinder Sing Along

You can sing, dance, and get moving with us during Kinder Sing-Along!

Let’s Learn ASL

Join PLAYologists Alexa and Fatima as we learn about American Sign Language.

Show & Tell

A sneak peek into our community to see what folks have been creating!

Pete on the Street

Follow along with Pete as we learn more about businesses in our community!

Let’s Be Social

Do you follow us on social media? There’s always something new to keep kids playing!




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Gather your own drum set with items around your house and join Will and Boston for a Drum Along! 🥁

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