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Discover Science And You At The Family Museum

January 29th, 2020
Discover Science And You At The Family Museum

The Family Museum is proud to present Science + You, a groundbreaking interactive children’s exhibit presented in conjunction with scientists at AbbVie, the global biopharmaceutical company.  The exhibit will be on display through April 19, 2020. Sponsored by the AbbVie Foundation, the 1,200 square-foot Science + You exhibit offers a child-sized laboratory where children can explore how scientists impact health and wellness. Through hands-on, interactive machinery, processes, and technology; Science + You demonstrates the role science plays in keeping the body healthy. A demonstration... Read More

QuadCities.com – Top 30 Stories Of 2019 (#20 – #11)

December 30th, 2019
QuadCities.com - Top 30 Stories Of 2019 (#20 - #11)

Yesterday, we counted down the top stories of the year from 30-21, today we get into the next ten, 20-11, and it’s, for the most part, a pretty upbeat mix of stories of local successes, on the individual and group level. For the criteria on how we picked the stories, check out my column on the countdown. And, without any further ado, here’s today’s part of the top 30 of 2019 . . .   20.) Raccoon Motel Switches To Devon’s Complaint Department, Ending The Moeller Reign Of Downtown Davenport: Over the past few years, Sean Moeller was the ubiquitous king of downtown Davenport, and beyond... Read More

QC Scene Looks Back On The Images Of 2019, Part One

December 29th, 2019
The new 2019 QuadCities.com banner at the TaxSlayer Center

We’re looking back on a great year of entertainment, sports and features here at QuadCities.com, and QC Scene is here to display some of the images of the year, featuring the places, people and events that made the year great! Here’s part one of our look back in pictures:  Read More

Celebrate Noon Year’s Eve at Family Museum!

December 27th, 2019
Celebrate Noon Year’s Eve at Family Museum!

The grownups get to have their New Year’s Eve fun at night!  So, the Family Museum offers kids a chance to celebrate the arrival of 2020 during the daylight hours! Noon Year’s Eve takes place Tuesday Dec 31 at the Family Museum (2900 Learning Campus Dr. Bettendorf) from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Don’t miss the countdown to 2020 at Noon! The museum will close at 2 p.m. Festivities include firework rings, chalkboard party hats, confetti cones, face painting, music from the Myers Brothers, and a countdown to Noon with a balloon drop and lots of confetti. This event is sponsored by Ascentra Credit... Read More

Have a Jinglin’ Jammie Jam at the Family Museum!

December 11th, 2019
Have a Jinglin’ Jammie Jam at the Family Museum!

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 13 from 6 – 7 p.m. at the Family Museum (2900 Learning Campus Dr. Bettendorf). Make a frosty jingle bracelet and be swept away to Arendelle, singing holiday favorites together with Elsa herself! 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... Read More

Feel the Magic at Family Museum’s WinterFest

December 7th, 2019
Feel the Magic at Family Museum’s WinterFest

One of the most deer-ly beloved events is back at the Family Museum! WinterFest takes place from 12 – 5 p.m. this Sunday Dec 8 at the Family Museum (2900 Learning Campus Drive Bettendorf)! Meet a real reindeer and have your picture taken with Santa! Make a variety of holiday crafts, enjoy performances by the Family Museum Dance Company (A Nutcracker “Sweet”), the Quad City Symphony Youth Choir, and other local musical groups. A $1 cash or canned food donation for the River Bend Foodbank is all you need for admission (members, too!). Cash donations are preferred as every dollar donated provides... Read More

What’s The Good News, Quad-Cities?

December 4th, 2019
What’s The Good News, Quad-Cities?

With the doldrums of winter weather upon us, there’s a need now more than ever for some journalistic sunshine in our lives, and you’ve come to the right place! Every month we look at some of the great positive news going on around the Quad-Cities, and, in partnership with KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” we shine the spotlight on the GOOD news in the area! Let’s get started!   Like, OMG Becky, We HAVE To Go To This Fest! Crafted QC will be hosting its sixth indie arts festival, OMG Beckyfest, Friday, December 6, 6-9 PM and Saturday, December 7, 10 AM-4 PM,  in the Great Hall of... Read More

What’s The Good News For October?

October 15th, 2019
What’s The Good News For October?

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 Mashing Into Bettendorf's Family Museum

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 Earns Autism Center 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 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