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Explore the ups and downs of physics with Skateboarding Sensation! Discover forces that speed up and slow down skateboards. Join us to design your own skateboard deck!
Plan to join us for a full-day session? Select both the AM and PM sessions.
December 28, 10 AM – 12 PM
Gotta have slime? Explore different types of slime in our Slime Laboratory and make your own special slime to showcase!
December 15, 10 AM – 12 PM
Santa’s workshop is in full swing, and there is so much to build! Join us to build three projects using REAL tools!
What: Join us for an hour-long pop-up class with Barre3, followed by wine and cheese tasting. Bring a yoga mat and water—and wear clothing you can move and sweat it!
When: November 14, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: The Iowa Children’s Museum
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Aug 18 – Nature Play: Micro-Monsters
Take a look at a part of the world so small that your eyes can’t see it without the help of magnifying glasses and microscopes. Soil, water and plants contain microscopic secrets waiting to be discovered by you!
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August 19 – Nature Play: Feathered Friends!
They soar through the sky, swim through the sea, burrow underground, and climb up trees! Birds are all around us, giving music and color to the world. But what are birds? Where do they go when we can’t see them? How do they know how to fly, or what to eat, or where to find shelter? Hop on over to Nature Play to learn all about our feathered friends!
July 21 – Nature Play: Spotlight on Sunshine / Wind at Work!
Sunlight makes plants grow, keeps us warm, and lets us see the world – and that’s just the start! Let’s learn all about the power of sunlight, from solar panels to solar cooking – and don’t forget your sunscreen!
…and that’s not all! No matter the weather, sunny or cloudy, we can explore the wind too! Kites and windmills, turbines and hot air balloons, the wind does so much work. Learn about all about air, still or in motion!
July 22 – Nature Play: Let’s Go, H2O!
What are some ways you use water? To drink and swim in? Of course, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg! Water covers about 70% of the earth and is necessary for plants and animals to survive. Did you know that not all water is the same? Did you know that water can be a liquid, solid, or gas? Jump on into to this Nature Play to learn about water!
June 10 – Nature Play: Rainbow Connection!
Discover the beauty and science of rainbows! We will create our own rainbows through experiments with sunshine and art projects. Imagine with all the colors and come find your rainbow connection.
June 23 – Nature Play: Backyard Naturalist
Warm weather is here and that means it’s time to go explore outside! Discovering the amazing things happening in nature is as easy as walking out your back door. Imagine yourself as a junior naturalist during this Nature Play and we will help guide you in taking a closer look at the great outdoors. Create your Backyard Naturalist Badge and stay inspired by the outdoors all summer!
May 20 – Nature Play: Plants & Pollinators!
We are starting our Nature Play season off with a bloom! Join The Iowa Children’s Museum to discover more about our pollinating pals, why they are important, and how we can help them. Explore the ways that bees communicate and create a safe place for pollinators to land. Learn what all the Buzz is about at Nature Play!
October 20 – Nature Play: Above and Below an Iowa River
Do you know how many rivers are in Iowa? There are many more than you think! Come explore Iowa’s wildlife and water with us!