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
- Pajama-saurus Day (12/27) – Wear your pajamas and learn about dinosaurs during this “kid’s choice” event!
- Reindeer Games (12/28-12/30) – Code Bee-Bot to follow Rudolph’s journey through the North Pole!
- STEM Family Free Night (12/30) – We provide a special STEM activity and free museum admission the last Friday of each month.
- Countdown Celebration (12/31) – Let’s ring in the new year with hourly countdowns and tons of fun!
- Member Hour – Don’t forget that members can come play an hour early every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning!
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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.
Our Think Tank gift shop is also open to the public and offers a variety of educational toys you won’t find anywhere else.