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Winter Break 2023

Let’s create merry memories and bright futures this winter break! The Iowa Children’s Museum will have events and activities that inspire all children to imagine, create, discover and explore.

Museum Events & Activities

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Family Workshops

Join our museum educators for a guided play experience that’s fun for the whole family! Taking place the first week of January, these Family Workshops are designed to be boredom-busters when the holiday excitement is over and pull kids away from their screens for hands-on learning.


These workshops follow a pay-what-you-can model. Registration is required.


The museum will be closed on Sunday, December 25th. The ICM is always closed on Mondays.

We will be open on December 24th and 31st, but will close early at 4:00 p.m.  We will be open on New Year’s Day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Holiday Gifts

Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Give the gift of play! Experiences make the best gifts, and our gift cards can provide a day of fun or an entire year of membership.

Our Think Tank gift shop is also open to the public and offers a variety of educational toys you won’t find anywhere else.

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