Summer 2023 Events
We have so much fun in store this summer! Come find us at these FREE community events during the 2023 summer months.
Monday Mornings (9:30 – 11 a.m.) in Coralville Central Park
Come play in the park with The Iowa Children’s Museum! Our educators and PLAYologists will be in Coralville Central Park on Monday mornings throughout the summer. Enjoy some free outdoor activities as we learn through play.
Dates: 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, and 8/7 from 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Tuesday Evenings (6:30-8 p.m.) in Iowa City Parks
- 6/27 – Fairmeadows Park
- 7/11 – Mercer Park
- 7/25 – Willow Creek Park
- 8/1 – Wetherby Park
Thursday Afternoons (4:30 – 6:30 p.m.) in Cedar Rapids Parks
- 6/22 – Jacolyn Park
- 8/3 – Cleveland Park
Other Community Events
In addition to events hosted by The Iowa Children’s Museum, we participate in other festivals, farmer’s markets, and events throughout the summer. Come find our team for some hands-on learning!
- 5/13 – NewBo City Market STEAM Saturday (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
- 5/20 – Iowa City Farmer’s Market (9 a.m. – Noon)
- 5/20 – North Liberty Playground Crawl (2-5 p.m.)
- 6/3 – ABC Saturday, Iowa Arts Festival (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
- 6/8 – South District Diversity Market (3-7 p.m.)
- 6/16 – Juneteenth Health and Education Fair (4-6 p.m.)
- 6/22 – South District Diversity Market (3-7 p.m.)
- 6/24 – Downtown Iowa City Block Party (3:30-8:30 p.m.)
- 6/25 – Iowa City Community Band at Upper City Park (4-6 p.m.)
- 8/19 – South District Diversity Market (3-7 p.m.)
Want to bring The ICM to your organization or event? Fill out our Outreach Programs form!
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
Explore your world! Download adventure plans that get the whole family involved in scientific exploration and observation.
Coloring & Activity Pages
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
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.
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! 🥁