Looking for something to do during Spring Break? Look no further! The Family Museum has six great days of spring break programming for your family to enjoy. All events and performances are included with admission or membership. Sponsored by R.I.A. Federal Credit Union.

The events include:

Indoor Chalk Art Festival

Monday, March 16

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Kona Ice and La Flama on Wheels: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Watch some amazing chalk artists at work and make your own colorful art that will be displayed in the Great Hall for the rest of Spring Break! What’s a festival without food trucks?  Catch the Kona Ice and La Flama trucks in front of the Museum for a bite to eat, weather permitting.

Paint It Green!

Tuesday, March 17

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Family Museum as we celebrate the color GREEN! Try your hand at using green flyswatters, green wheels, green combs—anything but brushes—to make a festive shamrock painting in every shade of green imaginable!

Hump Day with Sir Kringle the Camel

Wednesday, March 18

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Camel Yoga for Kids: 10:00 am

Stop by for some mid-week fun and meet Sir Kringle, the dromedary camel! Be sure to snap an awesome Hump Day photo and head inside for more camel fun!  See how camels are adapted for life in harsh places—make some crazy camel eyelash glasses and try walking like a camel in our indoor sandbox!

Camel Yoga for Kids

10:00 am

Take in the view of our day’s leggy friend and practice balance and breathing with Ash Linnberg, a 200-hour certified yoga instructor.  Kids (and adults too!) will have fun trying a variety of animal-inspired poses in this 30-minute session.  Bring your own yoga mat or grab a spot on one of the Museum’s large carpets.

Dancin’ Dinos Day

Thursday, March 19

10:00 am – 4:00 pm, on the hour

Join us in the Great Hall for a dinosaur dance party! You bring your dancing shoes, we’ll bring a prehistoric playlist, lots of roar-some ribbon sticks, and some dancin’ dino friends to keep the party going late into the Jurassic! Dance parties will start on the hour and last for 30 minutes per session.

Opera Iowa: Little Red’s Most Unusual Day

Friday, March 20

Finding Your Voice Workshop: 12:45 – 1:15 pm

Feature Performance: 2:00 pm

Little Red Cape Craft: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The world famous melodies of Jacques Offenbach and Gioachino Rossini ring out in this comical retelling of “Little Red Riding Hood” that is brimming with fun and laughs! Join Little Red, her mom, Forest Ranger Dudley and that sneaky wolf as they discover why it’s important to always do the right thing. In fact, everyone experiences, in one way or another, a very, very unusual day! Little Red’s Most Unusual Day is fun for the whole family!

Stop by the Museum before the 2:00 pm show to participate in a workshop to learn how each person’s voice is different from another’s! The Museum will also be helping guests craft their own Little Red capes all morning so you can arrive in style to the show!

Trebuchet Saturday

Saturday, March 21

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Our handy Museum builders have been crafting something extra special to make sure we finish off Spring Break in a BIG way! See a large trebuchet (a type of catapult) in action outside the museum!  Museum staff will be on the scene to help you learn about the physics of this incredible machine.  Then come inside and make your own mini-catapult and take aim at targets around the Museum!

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