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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

Winterfest Coming To Family Museum

November 24th, 2018

The Family Museum will continue its tradition of seasonal, family-friendly activities with WinterFest on Sunday, December 2, from 12:00-5:00 pm. For the first time ever, guests will meet a real reindeer and visit with both Santa and Mrs. Claus! Visitors are invited to make a variety of holiday crafts and enjoy performances by the Family Museum Dance Company and other local musical groups. Admission to this event and the Family Museum’s hands-on gallery is free with the donation of a non-perishable food item or monetary donation to a local food pantry.   Activities Live Reindeer (1:00-4:00)... Read More

Very Hungry Caterpillar Exhibit Crawls To Family Museum

May 26th, 2018

A very hungry caterpillar is crawling into the Family Museum! Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit opens at 9 a.m. May 26, at the Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf. Co-organized by Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA, Very Eric Carle is the first North American traveling exhibit for children inspired by the art of beloved children’s book author and illustrator Eric Carle. At this play-and-learn exhibit, visitors step into the pages of Eric Carle’s colorful picture books. His classic... Read More

Go Koo Koo Kanga Roo At Family Museum

March 16th, 2018

Looking for a fun and family-friendly event this weekend? How about a dance party? Koo Koo Kanga Roo is coming to the Family Museum (2900 Learning Campus Dr Bettendorf) this Saturday Mar 17 with a special St. Patrick’s Day performance! The party starts at 2 p.m. and is included with paid Museum admission. Admission for the Family Museum is $9 (free under one year old) or $5 for those 60 and older and active military personnel their spouse and children residing in the same household. To purchase tickets in advance, go to http://familymuseum.org/store/admission. Koo Koo Kanga Roo is the dance-a-long... Read More

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