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Quad Cities USA - Guide to Davenport & Bettendorf Iowa and Rock Island & Moline Illinois
 

What’s The Good News For October?

October 15th, 2019

It’s the beginning of the witching season, as Halloween is just around the corner, but there are a lot of treats going on in terms of positive news and people in the Quad-Cities! Here’s some of the good news going on around the community!   Family Museum Earns New Autism-Friendly Designation Family Museum has earned the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation, which is granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) and demonstrates Family Museum’s dedication to providing a supportive environment for guests with autism and other sensory... Read More

Monsters Mashing Into Bettendorf’s Family Museum

October 11th, 2019

Monsters are invading the Family Museum! Enjoy favorite activities like pumpkin painting, glow room activities, PLUS new activities: Mini Monster Mittens, FrankenScience, a monster zoo, Monsters Inc. inspired performances by the Family Museum Dance Company, and much more! Sunday, October 20, 2019, 12:00 – 5:00 pm. $9 for general admission; Family Museum members are free. First Floor Activities: • Haunted Hopscotch (Outside-Front): Make your feet match the monster’s tracks by jumping, twisting, and hopping your way into the Museum. • Floating Monsters (Great Hall) See for yourself…you’ll... Read More

Family Museum Earns Autism Center Designation

October 9th, 2019

Family Museum has earned the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation, which is granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) and demonstrates Family Museum’s dedication to providing a supportive environment for guests with autism and other sensory disorders. Staff completed sensory disorder training and a comprehensive exam in order to earn this certification. The Family Museum is a department of the City of Bettendorf, Iowa, and has been a community resource for over 20 years. The museum offers a unique, hands-on, learning experience... Read More

The Learning Campus Discovery Fair Providing Fun for the Entire Family!

August 16th, 2019

Are you ready for some free family fun this weekend? Hosted by the Bettendorf Public Library with support from the Family Museum, The Learning Campus Discovery Fair will take place this Saturday Aug 17 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Bettendorf Public Library (2950 Learning Campus Drive Bettendorf). The Learning Campus Discovery Fair is a day filled with free learning and fun for the whole family! Experiences include: Magic Hovercraft Rides Hands-On Science Pottery Bubbles Drawing Water Colors Clowning Paper Rockets Flower Arrangement   Additional activities:  Petting Zoo, Balloon Creations,... Read More

Family Museum Ramps Up Run! Jump! Fly! For Summer

May 24th, 2019

Video games and cartoons take up a lot of children’s time, and the Family Museum’s summer exhibit, Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action is out to combat childhood inertia. The exhibit, opening June 8 and running through September 8, 2019, invites children and adults to explore activities such as kung fu, surfing, snowboarding, yoga, and horizontal climbing. The primary goal of the exhibit is to get kids into action by playing and doing things they like to do. Featuring the theme of action adventures popular in children’s books and movies, the homegrown exhibition invites visitors to jump... Read More

Enjoy a Night at the Museum!

April 22nd, 2019

Experience the Family Museum like never before! Night at the Museum happens this Saturday Apr 27 from 6:30 – 10 p.m. at the Family Museum (2900 Learning Campus Dr. Bettendorf). Embark on a scavenger hunt to explore everything the Family Museum has to offer. Sample food and drinks from local establishments. Other activities include photo booth, DJ, silent auction, cash bar, fund-a-need, and some fun surprises! Put on your jeans and come ready to play!   Vendors include: Blue Iguana Cheesy Cow Coffee Hound Crawford Brew Works Crust Stone Oven Pizza Culver’s in Bettendorf 5ive Cities... Read More

Experience Comic Con for Kids at Family Museum!

March 14th, 2019

Looking for a fun-filled event with the kiddos this weekend? BAM! KAPOW! ZAP! Embrace your inner superhero for an afternoon of comic book fun at Comic Con for Kids! Comic Con for Kids takes place this Saturday Mar 16 from 12 – 4 p.m. at the Family Museum (2900 Learning Campus Drive Bettendorf). This event is all-included with admission or membership. Kids who come in costume can enter to win a SUPER prize basket from the Museum’s Fox & Bee! Enjoy 15% off all superhero toys, throwback toys, art supplies and books (that’s 25% for Family Museum members! PJ Masks’ Catboy will be joining... Read More

Get Out and Have Some Fun at the 3rd Annual Winter Carnival in Bettendorf!

January 30th, 2019

With all these freezing temps, are you starting to feel some cabin fever? There is a light at the end of the tunnel! Celebrate the brief departure of the Polar Vortex at the 2019 Winter Carnival Family Fun in Bettendorf! The City of Bettendorf will host their 3rd Annual Winter Carnival this Saturday Feb 2 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Activities will be set up throughout Bettendorf for this year’s Winter Carnival. All activities are free and open to all ages! Stop by the Bettendorf Library (2950 Learning Campus Drive) for some amazing and all-inclusive activities. Enjoy activities and crafts with Nahant... Read More

NOON YEAR’S EVE at Family Museum!

January 1st, 2019

Hundreds of parents and kids packed into the Family Museum of their annual NOON YEAR’S EVE celebration! Kids were treated to a number of fun activities, including live music, a balloon drop at noon and more! QC Scene was on the scene to take pics of some of the happy revelers!  Read More

Have a Jinglin’ Jammie Jam at Family Museum!

December 12th, 2018

Put on your jammies and join the Family Museum for a cozy evening of singing and family togetherness! Jinglin’ Jammie Jam happens this Friday Dec 14 from 6 – 7 p.m. at the Family Museum (2900 Learning Campus Dr. Bettendorf). Sing some holiday favorites together and enjoy the beautiful decorations which fill the Family Museum Great Hall. This event is meant to be a small, quiet moment for your family, so the Museum galleries will be dark and turned off. Since the gallery will be closed, there is no admission charge for this event. Just take a moment during this busy time of year and spend it... Read More

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