Most people think museums are boring things or that only intellectual people understand their meaning and value it. But that isn’t necessarily true, this 1300 square-foot hands-on museum has interactive exhibits for families and children; with a major attention being paid to children of all ages. It is fun filled knowledge that will make anyone fall in love with science! Imagine touching a 10-foot tornado; or hopping through a rabbit hole or simply making an amazing cloud ring! Some of the exhibits conducted in the museum need instruction whereas others are simply for fun. The exhibits cover a variety of sciences which is quite refreshing.
Science doesn’t seem that bad does it? Imagine exploring the mechanism of the human body in five areas— human physiology, nutrition and health, exercise and fitness, blood donation, as well as tobacco and alcohol abuse. Not just that for kids of all ages who love physical activity, the outdoor 'Kingdom for Kids' playground that has things to swing across, climb, slide down, go up and down and slide around; will be no short of paradise!
The Museum has a profound and deep vision which wants the children in its community to be vibrant and develop their potential. The Family Museum wishes to inspire and connect with children to expand their capacity that will help shape their future. They engage families, caregivers, as well as teachers with toddlers and children up to the age of eight for learning experiences and environments that spark curiosity, foster potential, and explore interests.
Those who wish to visit the Family Museum can refer to their timings which I have listed below: Hours Monday-Thursday: 9am-8pm Friday-Saturday: 9am-5pm Sunday: Noon-5pm Closed on Major Holidays (563) 344-4106
The Admission Fees is $7 for everyone between the ages of 2 to 59, whereas it is $4 for adults ages 60+ and one-year-old kids. For active military personnel, and their family the admission fees is $4. And it is FREE for visitors under age one and all Family Museum members.
The museum also has a newsletter that comes out every two months. The September and October Newsletter issue is available for those who would like to be updated with the recent activities and exhibits that are taking place at the Family museum. You could also read about upcoming renovation plans, their growing list of Drop-In programs, their Fall classes and loads more.
They engage children and families together around shared interests so as to open up their minds to explore creativity. They participate in partnerships and networks with organizations and groups that share their interests in the well-being and potential of children in order to expand their impact.
So don’t miss this place whilst in Iowa!