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we love to help kids imagine, create, discover and explore!

We are creators of cheer, technicians of tomfoolery, and scholars of all things silly! As the experts in fun, we love to help kids imagine, create, discover and explore—in the museum and out in the community.

Aimee Mussman
Assistant Director
Amanda Thys
Director of Marketing & Communications
Amber Morris
Education Program Manager
Barb Murphy
Accountant
Gretchen Kemple-Taylor
Director of Museum Operations
Jackie McCall
Director of Development
Jeff Capps
Executive Director
Kelly Moore
Director of Exhibits
Maddie Christenson
Community Relations Coordinator
Pete
Aquatic Ambassador
Rebekah Domayer
Education Program Manager
Will Kemple-Taylor
Exhibit/Design Manager

PLAYologists

At The Iowa Children’s Museum we love to play!

Our PLAYologists all participate in a self-reflection exercise and think about how they play while on the floor of the museum. Are they silly, curious, boisterous, creative, focused? Once they have thought about their play style, our PLAYologists create their “Play Alter Ego”. Their Play Alter Ego is a character that represents how they play, complete with costumes, accessories and an awesome name! The PLAYologists wear a button with the name of their Play Alter Ego to spark questions and playful interactions. Ask us about them next time you come play!

Alexis AKA Tanosh the Fun Hunter
Managing PLAYologist & Onsite IT Manager
Angela
Managing PLAYologist & Education Assistant
Avery
Managing PLAYologist
Caroline
PLAYology Manager
Chloe AKA The Cheerful Craft Creator
Managing PLAYologist & Guest Welcome Center
Fareeha AKA The Jumping Jelly Bean
Managing PLAYologist
Fatima
Managing PLAYologist
Kate The Clever Captain of the S.S. Adventure
Managing PLAYologist
Kirsi
Engagement Manager, GWC Manager & Managing PLAYologist
Lilly AKA The Laughing Lily
Managing PLAYologist
Terra AKA Terra-dactyl the Playasaur
Managing PLAYologist
Abigayle
PLAYologist
Anna
PLAYologist
Ava
PLAYologist
Brooklyn
PLAYologist
Dani
PLAYologist
Dexter
PLAYologist
Dylan
PLAYologist
Eileen
PLAYologist & Guest Welcome Center
Eva
PLAYologist
Gwen
PLAYologist
Haneen
PLAYologist
Jeremiah
PLAYologist
Jesus
Maintenance
Jinann
PLAYologist
Jocelyn
PLAYologist
Josie
PLAYologist
Kara AKA Princess Forthright
Gift Shop Purchaser
Kassidy
PLAYologist & Guest Welcome Center
Kaylee
PLAYologist
Laine
PLAYologist
Lexi
PLAYologist
Lottie
Exhibits Assistant & PLAYologist
Madison
PLAYologist & Education Assistant
Mae
PLAYologist
Maeleisa
PLAYologist
Mary
PLAYologist
Olivia
PLAYologist
Regan
PLAYologist
Tara
PLAYologist
Wesal
PLAYologist