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The Iowa Children’s Museum is a learning laboratory where kids can play, learn about the world around them, and create lasting memories.

Our exhibits are not only fun—they’re backed by overwhelming research that says playing is essential! Every time your child visits The ICM, they’re learning through the Power of Play.

Hours

Monday
Closed

Tuesday–Sunday
10 AM–6 PM

Member Hour Wednesday–Saturday
9 AM–10 AM (Members Only)

Pricing

Members FREE
Infants (Under 1) FREE
Children $12
Adults $12
Senior Adults (60+) $10

Everyone is welcome!
Free or reduced admission is available

Location

Coral Ridge Mall

The museum entrance is located just inside the southeast mall entrance, next to the skating rink and food court.

Phone
319-625-6255

Upcoming Group Visits

Exhibits may be busier during these times.

7/16 from 10-11:30am and 12:30-2:30pm

7/17 from 10am-12pm

7/18 from 10-11:30am

7/19 from 12-2pm

Know before you go

  • Children must be supervised at all times. 
  • No food or drink in exhibits. 
  • Be safe and respectful of each other and our space.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our exhibits are designed with children age 12 and younger in mind, but play is for everyone! Infants enjoy looking at our colorful space from a stroller or caregiver’s lap, and once a child is mobile there are plenty of places for them to explore. We encourage older siblings and caregivers to play in our space as well!

Maintaining a safe and family-friendly environment is important to us. No adults are allowed in the museum without a child, and no child without an adult.* If you have questions about our admission policy, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

*Adults with developmental disabilities are also welcome to visit with a caregiver; please inform our staff upon arrival or call in advance if you have any questions.

Yes! Our farming exhibit, Imaginacres, is designed for our guests under the age of 5. This exhibit is also home to our Family Sanctuary, which offers a quieter space away from the lively exhibits environment.

Due to potential allergies and mess, we do not allow food, coffee, or other beverages in the museum. We have a water fountain available between the art studio and the Notion of Motion skateboarding exhibit on the first floor. Water bottles with a secure lid and baby bottles are welcome.

Coral Ridge Mall has a wide selection of food available for purchase just outside the museum. Your admission is good for the entire day, so ask to have your hands stamped at our front desk if you would like to leave for a break and return later in the day.

You may put your coats, stroller, or other personal items in the coatroom near the front desk. We do not recommend leaving purses, cell phones or other valuables unattended. The Children’s Museum is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

We are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. All other holidays, we are open but are subject to a change in hours.

Our typical hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Visit events for more information.

Yes, you can rent our party room on the second floor or experience our space like never before with a facility rental!  Learn more here.

Yes, your admission is good for an entire day of play. If you’d like to leave the museum and return later, simply stop by the front desk for a hand stamp.

No exhibits are completely closed at this time.

Yes, there is an elevator located in the building lobby. All of our exhibits are designed to allow for wheelchair accessibility. If you need a wheelchair, they are available for rent at the Guest Welcome Center of the mall. Visit our Welcoming Everyone page for more information about accessibility.

We have changing stations in all of our restrooms. There are stalled men’s and women’s restrooms available on the first floor. Two family restrooms and a toddler restroom are available upstairs.

A size-inclusive changing table is available in the family restroom on the second floor.

We do not. To keep the museum a safe space, we encourage adults to monitor and participate with their child(ren) and use technology sparingly.

We sanitize high-touch areas (door handles, railings, light switches, etc.) throughout the day. We also conduct a thorough, museum-wide sanitizing of exhibit surfaces, toys and other props multiple times per week. Visit our Health and Safety page for more information.