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

Have A Warm Time At The Winter Carnival

January 18th, 2018

Just because it’s cold outdoors doesn’t mean you have to stay in! Come celebrate the cooler weather with the City of Bettendorf for their 2nd Annual Winter Carnival! This Saturday Jan 20 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. The library will be hosting 30-45 minute classes for all ages. You can learn how to make a fidget spinner, weave, be Red Cross ready, make no-sew hand... Read More

Noon Years Eve A Fun Celebration For Families

December 29th, 2017

If you have little ones, you know it can be difficult to keep those active little bodies awake until midnight for New Year’s celebrations. Well now you don’t have to worry about that! The Family Museum in Bettendorf (2900 Learning Campus Drive) is hosting their annual Noon Year’s Eve Celebration this Sunday Dec 31 from 9 a.m. – noon. Noon Year’s Eve offers kids a chance to celebrate the arrival of the New Year during the daylight hours with a countdown at noon! Noisemakers, party hats and lots of confetti will be available for this countdown. There will also be art activities for the... Read More

Holiday Jammie Jam Jamming Into Family Museum

December 14th, 2017

Schedules can get hectic this time of year. So why not take a break and enjoy a nice relaxing evening with your family, in your jammies? Bettendorf’s Family Museum (2900 Learning Campus Dr) is hosting Holiday Jammie Jam this Friday Dec 15 from 6-7 p.m. Put on your jammies and head to the Family Museum for a cozy evening of singing, hot cocoa (provided by Dunn Brothers Coffee), peppermint sticks and family togetherness! Come sing some holiday favorites while appreciating the beautiful holiday decorations in the Great Hall. The Museum galleries will be dark and turned off, in order to keep the... Read More

Family Museum Filled With WinterFest Activities

December 2nd, 2017

Are you ready for a day filled with fun activities for all ages at the Family Museum? It’s time for Winter Fest 2017! The Family Museum, located at 2900 Learning Campus Dr. Bettendorf, will be hosting Winter Fest this Sunday Nov 3 from 12-5 p.m. with all things winter! Admission for this event is a donation for the local food pantry! Family Museum members are also asked to bring a donation for admission. Come enjoy sparkling ornament, glowing snowmen and kindness catcher making! Watch Ice Follies experiments and get a free photo taken with Santa! The Family Museum Dance Company will perform... Read More

Smashing Pumpkins (Not The Band) At Family Museum

November 2nd, 2017

What better way to get rid of that old Jack O’ Lantern than to bring it to the Family Museum’s Great Pumpkin Drop! Bring your pumpkin before 10:50 AM on Saturday, November 4, and at 11:00 AM Family Museum staff will begin dropping pumpkins from the Great Hall balcony down to the floor. This messy presentation is over when there are no more pumpkins to drop. This event is included with general admission and is free for Family Museum members. Admission is $8 for ages 2-59, $4 for one year old children, and $4 for seniors 60+. Children under one are free. For questions call (563) 344-4106 or visit... Read More

Sid the Science Kid At the Family Museum Through Aug. 27

August 6th, 2017

Through August 27, kids can join Sid the Science Kid on an amazing, scientific adventure when Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit! opens at the Family Museum! This exciting, new traveling exhibit brings the award-winning PBS KIDS TV series Sid the Science Kid to life. For the first time ever, kids will be able to step into Sid’s world and become “science kids” themselves as they discover and investigate everyday science questions around Sid’s home, at school in the Super Fab Lab and on the playground. Through fun, hands-on activities, kids will use scientific tools and thinking... Read More

Rotary Row Offers Learning and Musical Entertainment

May 29th, 2017

The Rotary Club of Bettendorf has created an educational outdoor space, Rotary Row, at Faye’s Field with the support and assistance of their project partners: the Bettendorf Park Board, the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation Board, the Family Museum Foundation Board, and Bettendorf City Council. The row is located at Faye’s Field, 2850 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf. Donated by the Rotary Club of Bettendorf and the Rotary Foundation, Rotary Row features five permanent large outdoor musical instruments, including hand drums and four aluminum chimes. “The Rotary’s focus on our area’s... Read More

Sid the Science Kid Visits the Family Museum

May 26th, 2017

Beginning May 27, kids can join Sid the Science Kid on an amazing, scientific adventure when Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit! opens at the Family Museum! This exciting, new traveling exhibit brings the award-winning PBS KIDS TV series Sid the Science Kid to life. For the first time ever, kids will be able to step into Sid’s world and become “science kids” themselves as they discover and investigate everyday science questions around Sid’s home, at school in the Super Fab Lab and on the playground. Through fun, hands-on activities, kids will use scientific tools and thinking... Read More

Sid the Science Kid Visits the Family Museum

May 11th, 2017

Beginning May 27, kids can join Sid the Science Kid on an amazing, scientific adventure when Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit! opens at the Family Museum! This exciting, new traveling exhibit brings the award-winning PBS KIDS TV series Sid the Science Kid to life. For the first time ever, kids will be able to step into Sid’s world and become “science kids” themselves as they discover and investigate everyday science questions around Sid’s home, at school in the Super Fab Lab and on the playground. Through fun, hands-on activities, kids will use scientific tools and thinking... Read More

Family Museum offers tons for kids to do over spring break!

March 15th, 2017

As the weather becomes brighter and the days become longer, the blooms break through the ground, a familiar sound of school bells grows silent as children across the area get revved up for spring break — and parents are suddenly hit with the thought of what they’re going to do with those kiddies during that time off. However, parents need not get too worried, as the Bettendorf Family Museum is ready with a full slate of activities to keep the kiddies happy, thinking and burning off some of that excess energy. All events and performances are included with admission or membership! Sponsored... Read More