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Bring The Iowa Children's Museum to your school or organization for learning that is SERIOUS FUN!

We offer fun, educational activities for children to learn through the power of play. These activities are perfect for schools, library programs, community events, festivals, childcare settings.

We offer activities for a range of different topics, from art to science, and more! To find out more about what options may be the best fit for you, or to schedule an outreach activity with us, fill out the form below.

Activities

Engineer ramps to propel balls and experiment with forces. Children will use various blocks, balls and planes to build ramps that are capable of moving a ball without pushing it

Space Needs: Indoor or outdoor open space (e.g., gym, cafeteria, empty classroom)

Group Size: Up to 30

Blue Blocks possess infinite play possibilities. They offer multiple rather than single outcomes: no specific set of directions accompanies them; no single result is inevitable. In this program, kids can build a spaceship, fort, tunnel, dinosaur park, etc. The opportunities are endless!

Space Needs: Indoor or outdoor open space (e.g., gym, cafeteria, empty classroom)

Group Size: Up to 20

Robots can be playful! Children will program robots to tackle challenges, introducing basic computer programming concepts.

Space Needs: Indoor or outdoor open space (e.g., gym, cafeteria, empty classroom)

Group Size: Up to 30

Let’s build three-dimensional wonders! With our special cardboard tools, cardboard materials, and other accessories, participants can build anything their minds come up with!

Space Needs: Indoor or outdoor space with access to tables and trash (e.g., cafeteria, classroom)

Group Size: Up to 30

Embark on a cosmic journey exploring space through interactive activity stations! This program dives into different aspects of space exploration, from building a Moon Base Camp to learning how telescopes work.

Space Needs: Indoor or outdoor space with access to tables and trash (e.g., cafeteria, classroom)

Group Size: Up to 30

Immerse early elementary students in an engaging blend of computer science and literacy! This activity combines storytelling and hands-on STEM activities
using Bee-Bot programmable robots and a fairy tale

Space Needs: Indoor open space (e.g., gym, cafeteria, empty classroom)

Group Size: Up to 30

Explore the physics of flight! Various stations will explore the science that makes flight possible, including engineering a rocket to be launched or building something to float in our portable wind tunnel.

Space Needs: Indoor or outdoor space with access to tables, trash, and electricity (e.g., cafeteria, classroom)

Group Size: Up to 30

These activities are designed for parks, community festivals, and other outdoor gatherings. When possible, we incorporate materials offered in the museum to engage participants with familiar items and play opportunities!

Space Needs: Outdoor spaces only

Group Size: Ideal for family group settings where participants can come and go

Dive into open-ended activities designed just for little ones! This hour-long program includes a 15-minute circle time introduction with singing and movement (story optional) and a 45-minute activity.

Space Needs: Indoor or outdoor space with access to tables and chairs, suitable for circle time.

Group Size: Up to 25

PRicing

Pricing for outreach programs is tailored to accommodate the unique needs of each group, taking into account both the group’s size and the event’s duration. Please complete the contact form below for detailed pricing information and to discuss your specific requirements.

Outreach program contact form

To find out more about what options may be the best fit for you, or to schedule an outreach program or activity, fill out the form below.

Outreach partners

Iowa Space Grant Consortium

The Iowa Children’s Museum is proud to be an Outreach Affiliate with the Iowa Space Grant Consortium.