Family Workshops

Playing together is time well spent

Join us for a guided play experience that’s fun for the whole family! Work with a skilled educator to create art, carry out experiments, or learn something new. Family workshops are special activities where kids and caregivers learn and play together.

Children must be supervised by the adults in their group at all times. Each workshop lists the recommended age for participants, but everyone in the family is welcome! Bring along siblings, friend groups, grandparents, or anyone who wants to enjoy a family-focused activity.

Advanced registration is required. Museum admission is not included with program registration.

Valentine’s Day Card Workshop

February 12, 2023  |  2:00 – 3:30 PM

Join The Iowa Children’s Museum and special guest Iowa City Press Coop for a Valentine’s Day card-making extravaganza! Families will make hand-printed and stamped Valentine’s cards and create goodies for loved ones in this very special workshop.

Our hand-printed cards will have a Valentine’s message using a Kelsey clamshell letterpress printing press. Watch the printing press in action and then decorate the front with unique designs using a collection of stamps!

This family workshop is recommended for ages 4 and up. Siblings, caregivers, and friend groups are all welcome! Children must be supervised at all times by the grown-ups in their group.

Family workshops follow a pay-what-you-can model. We encourage participants to select a cost that they can afford, or pay a little extra to support other families and future programs!